Shih-Li Kow: "There aren't enough people writing about contemporary life here"



Why you should read Shih-Li Kow's latest book, and the author herself on the book she would save from a Fahrenheit 451 fate, among other things. Read more

Miguel Syjuco: "I'm a perpetual outsider”



We speak to the Filipino novelist as he looks back on his debut novel's success and the joys and pains of writing ahead of his appearance at the Cooler Lumpur Festival this weekend. Read more

Intimate bedfellows



Once upon a time, literature and rock music occupied distant planes—one highbrow and measured, the other anarchic and visceral. All that has changed. Read more

Write for the Prada Journal



Prada’s literary prize is beckoning writers to see differently. Read more

The Ruined Nest and other stories



We read a new collection of works from Tagore and pick the mind of its translator, Mohammad M Quayum. Read more

Five funny writers you should read



What makes a funny book? We can't quite tell but we know it when we read it. Read more

A portrait of the writer as a young underachiever



As the only son of dysfunctional, demanding Russian-Jewish parents, Gary Shteyngart has always written for love. This time, he steps out of the cover of his semi-autobiographical novels and comes clean. Read more

Short fiction: Oil Crisis



This month, we have a high-concept short story by Terence Tang. The premise: it's 2046 and there's a new species on Planet Earth. Find out what happens. Read more