“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 thrilled that two of our books will be featured at the Singapore Writers Festival this coming weekend. Rosie Milne (author of Olivia and Sophia plus her new book Circumstance) will be in conversation with Karien van Ditzhuijzen (author of A Yellow House) on the 11th November at 3.30pm at the Arts House Gallery …Read More about Authors event! Singapore Writers Festival
In late summer we delighted to publish a new book – A Yellow House by Karien Van Ditzhuijzen. This is a poignant coming-of-age story, told in the voice of inquisitive Maya and explores the plight of migrant domestic workers in Singapore. The response was immediately very positive and we have had multiple requests for review …Read More about Focus on: A Yellow House by Karien Van Ditzhuijzen
We are THRILLED that Kuala Lumpur Undercover II has been nominated in the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards. Congratulations to author Ewe Paik Leong for this fantastic accolade. Please help us by voting for your preferred book here. THANK YOU!!! You can also enter their competition by just choosing 3 books (we are hoping one of …Read More about Kuala Lumpur Undercover II is nominated for Popular Reader’s Choice Awards Malaysia!
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 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
We are THRILLED that Singapore Love Stories has been nominated in the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards. Congratulations to everyone involved with the book. Please help us by voting for your preferred book here THANK YOU!!! You can also enter their competition by just choosing 3 books (we are hoping one of the three will …Read More about Singapore Love Stories shortlisted for the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards
Recently Monsoon has been collaborating with the wonderful organisation, The Book Fairies. Recently launched in Singapore, the “fairies” hide books in public spaces for anyone to pick up and enjoy. A global movement, there are fairies active in over 46 countries at the moment and more are being created. One of their most famous fairies is …Read More about Monsoon and The Book Fairies…
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
“Modern Malaysian fiction either looks back at its colonial past, or tries to mock Western genres. I’d like to see a bit more of self-reflection and more powerful, exciting writing.” In the second part of our interview with Marco Ferrarese, we discuss the shock and surprise when after two years of being published, Nazi …Read More about Author of the Week: Marco Ferrarese – part 2!
“Revolution is not made by wearing T-shirts with slogans…” In 2013, Monsoon Books was thrilled to publish Marco Ferrase’s eye-opening debut book, Nazi Goreng. Captivating and, at times, brutal, the book was well received by both critics and readers. However, in 2015, the Malaysian Government deemed the content inappropriate and banned bookstores in Malaysia from …Read More about Author of the Week: Marco Ferrarese
Buy a paperback from the Monsoon website and get the ebook edition for free. If you read ebooks for convenience or when travelling, but you want a physical book for the bookshelf as well, you can now get the ebook bundled free with the paperback edition. Add the ‘paperback + ebook’ edition to your cart …Read More about Get a free ebook with every paperback purchased!