John Greenwood has just returned from a two-week visit to Singapore, where he promoted Forbidden Hill and Chasing the Dragon, the first and second volume of his Singapore Saga series. John and Leslie Lim attended the VIP preview of ‘From Singapore to Singaporean, the Bicentennial Experience’ on Fort Canning Hill (or Forbidden Hill as he …Read More about Author John D Greenwood’s Chasing the Dragon Book Tour!
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
Have you seen our newsletter? Each month we send out a newsletter that lets our readers know about new releases, events and goings on in the Monsoon Books world. You can look at our latest one here. We highlight the new books that we are publishing this month and also suggest a few summer reads …Read More about Take a bit of Monsoon away with you this July: New book releases for the summer
Monsoon are partnering with GoodReads to offer readers in the UK the chance to win one of 10 copies of our new book, Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol.1.) by John D.Greenwood. The book can be described as a sweeping saga of historical fiction that spans the first 30 years of Singapore. ‘Brimming with memorable characters, this …Read More about Forbidden Hill is our new GoodReads giveaway
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…
In March we released the last in the trilogy of titles from Ann Bennett’s thrilling series, Bamboo Road. To celebrate Monsoon Books held a launch event at the wonderful Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street, London, where Ann’s friends and family joined us to celebrate. Publisher Phil Tatham shared with us how on reading the …Read More about Bamboo Road blog tour – what a week!
This week sees the release of the final instalment of the Detective Hawksworth trilogy, Singapore Red. Monsoon publisher Phillip Tatham was instantly intrigued when he first came across the manuscript. As he says, “As a longtime resident of Singapore, I have always been interested in the history of the island and as a publisher I …Read More about Author of the Week: William L. Gibson
Monsoon Books proudly launched Singapore Love Stories at the Singapore Writers Festival on Saturday. We were delighted to see so many of the book’s contributors attend the launch and answer questions from the audience. The book has already generated brilliant reviews from Asian Review of Books, the South China Morning Post and The Finder. If …Read More about Singapore Love Stories – an exciting new release!
Don’t miss our monthly newsletter! With behind the scenes details from our authors, competitions and event notices, it is the perfect way to keep in touch (especially if you are not on Facebook!). Please sign up using the form below and don’t forget to take a look at our current newsletter here. …Read More about November newsletter from Monsoon!
We are huge fans of Trip Fiction at Monsoon – their method of reviewing books by location is the perfect way to find a book you didn’t know you had to read. This is such a great opportunity for small publishers to get their titles noticed and we are deeply grateful that they chose to …Read More about Trip Fiction highlights Monsoon Books!
We were delighted to read Rosie Milne’s (author of Olivia & Sophia) interview in Bookish Asia this week. With the anniversary of Raffles birth on the 6th July, this interview highlights the leading ladies in his life. Rosie explains the level of research she explored to bring to life these amazing women and to get …Read More about Rosie Milne interview in Bookish Asia
Monsoon Books publisher Philip Tatham pens an article in the June 2016 issue of the Beam about Monsoon Books and why it specialises on books about Southeast Asia. Download PDF here.
This week, iBooks will be highlighting The Red Thread by Dawn Farnham – the first in the series of “The Straits Quartet” that Monsoon is proud to publish. The book will be offered for free download from iBooks, with the second instalment, The Shallow Seas, at half price. The books were originally published in 2007, …Read More about Spotlight on: The Straits Quartet by Dawn Farnham.
Rosie Milne, author of “Olivia & Sophia”, lists ten things readers may not know about her in Female First, UK. 1) I am from London, but I am now an expat; I currently live in Singapore. Raffles founded the city in 1819, and it was because I live here that I first became interested …Read More about ‘Ten things I’d like readers to know about me’ by Rosie Milne
The fictionalised diaries of Raffles’ two wives, “Olivia & Sophia” by Rosie Milne, is reviewed in The Asian Review of Books. “This work of historical fiction tells the essence of a story through short diary entries, a not unusual literary device,” says Stephen Joyce. “This book that will attract the general historical fiction reader, in particular …Read More about Olivia & Sophia by Rosie Milne reviewed in The Asian Review of Books
Congratulations to author Rosie Milne whose new work of historical fiction, Olivia & Sophia, made the list of ‘Best of expat fiction 2015’ in The Displaced Nation blog. Olivia & Sophia offers a new take on the life and adventures of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles through the fictionalised diaries of his two wives, Olivia and Sophia. …Read More about ‘Olivia & Sophia’ in ‘Best of expat fiction 2015’
You’ll Die in Singapore hits #1 on the UK Kindle “Asian Travel” bestseller list. This is NOT your regular travel book. You’ll Die in Singapore is Charles McCormac’s compelling true account of one of the most horrifying and amazing escapes in World War Two. It is a story of courage, endurance and compassion. Weakened by …Read More about #1 on UK Kindle “Asian Travel” – You’ll Die in Singapore