“A brilliant book—one of the most engaging, memorable and genuinely insightful works on Indonesia published in recent years: a perfect model for what popular scholarship can achieve in terms of accessibility. It deserves a wide readership.” Tim Hannigan, Asian Review of Books We are so pleased that the Asian Review of Books recently reviewed George …Read More about Bandit Saints of Java – high praise from the Asian Review of Books!
We are really pleased that our author, George Quinn will be chatting about his book, the Bandit Saints of Java at the Asia Bookroom in Canberra, Australia. Author George Quinn in Conversation with James Fox Bandit Saints of Java How Java’s Eccentric Saints are Challenging Fundamentalist Islam in Modern Indonesia An evening not to be missed …Read More about Meet the Author: George Quinn in conversation at the Asia Bookroom
We are delighted to announce that we have sold Indonesian-language rights for historical novel “Mataram” by Tony Reid in advance of Indonesia being Market Focus at London Book Fair 2019 to Indonesian publisher, Gramedia. The book, Mataram is hiding towards its first reprint and has been one of Monsoon’s most in demand books since its …Read More about Mataram by Tony Reid to be translated
For our Australian readers, we have a brilliant event coming up with our author Tony Reid and his new book, Mataram. Please see below! 6pm Thursday November 15th at Asia Bookroom Tony Reid discusses his latest book in conversation with Jennifer Lindsay Mataram. A Novel of Love, Faith and Power in Early Java Seventeenth-century …Read More about Author event: Tony Reid in conversation with Jennifer Lindsay
We are delighted to be publishing Twilight in Kuta by Davis Nesbit today! David, a teacher from the UK has lived in Indonesia for over 20 years and was inspired to write the book after realising that he had a story to tell. Twilight in Kuta explores love, loss and infidelity in present-day Indonesia from a …Read More about Twilight in Kuta by David Nesbit – our new release!
We were absolutely thrilled to discover that Nigel Barley’s Snow over Surabaya was voted to second place in the Asian Books Blog Book of the Year Award recently. The influential blog has been a great supporter to Monsoon Books over the past few years and we were overwhelmed to be told that voters had been …Read More about Snow over Surabaya in Book of the Year Awards!
We have partnered with Goodreads again to give our UK readers the opportunity to win a free copy of our new book, Island Secrets – Stories of Love, Lust and Loss in Bali. To enter, you just need to click on the link here which takes you to the Goodreads landing page. Or you can …Read More about Island Secrets Giveaway on Goodreads
Monsoon were delighted when Asian Review of Books recently reviewed the new release, Cigarette Girl. Reviewed by Rosie Milne, the book was described as thus: “Cigarette Girl provides fascinating glimpses of contemporary Indonesian social attitudes, and of Indonesian folklore and folk beliefs and provides a sustained, and brave, exploration of recent Indonesian politics and history.” To …Read More about Cigarette Girl…Indonesia in translation
At Monsoon Books we are always delighted when we are approached by an author who has written a book that fits perfectly with our publishing ethos. John Greet did just that with his book, Shaman of Bali . The book borders on “faction” (based on real events turned into fiction) and shows the not so perfect …Read More about Author of the Week: John Greet