Julia Lovell’s accessible new English translation of the Chinese classic novel, Journey to the West, brings its irrepressible hero, Monkey, vibrantly to life for 21st century readers.
Fragile Monsters by Catherine Menon, The Push by Ashley Audrain and Memorial by Bryan Washington force readers to confront their beliefs and biases.
The ‘story of the youngest parents with the oldest child’ mixes humour and hope, fate and fatalism, starting with the as-yet unborn narrator causing a scandal before life propels him towards inevitable tragedy.
Hong Kong-based non-profit organisation releases a 200-page bilingual book featuring stories and photographs of some of the city’s most inspiring residents.
Writers Ken Liu, Younghill Kang and Carlos Bulosan tackle themes of assimilation, colonialism and activism in their books.
In his latest book, Paul French delves into the lives of 18 non-Chinese people in Beijing, painting a fascinating picture of the city, even if it is sometimes lacking in action.
China watcher Graham Hutchings’ latest book explores the people and events behind the Chinese civil war to reveal how and why the Communists won in 1949.
Join Dutch art detective Arthur Brand on his mission to track down two giant bronze statues by Adolf Hitler’s favourite sculptor, Josef Thorak.
The Woman Who Stole Vermeer by Anthony M. Amore, Chas Allen’s Evolution: Becoming a Criminal, and Stealing the Show by John Barelli, delve into the underworld of art crime.
Formgiving by BIG, Naomi Pollock’s Japanese Design Since 1945, and Vegan Interior Design by Aline Dürr look at how we shape, and are shaped by, the world around us.
As the coronavirus forces desk jockeys worldwide to work from home, in his latest book, The Momentous, Uneventful Day, Australian author Gideon Haigh explores the pros and cons of being freed from the office.
The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin, Claudia Schwabe’s Craving Supernatural Creatures, and Gender: A World History by Susan Kingsley Kent offer different takes on traditional tales.
In Gender Swapped Fairy Tales, Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett, hope to raise awareness of the complex and subconscious associations of gender.
If the trend for Gothic novels reflected the revolutions of the era, what does our appetite for psychological thrillers say about the fears and complex reality of the 21st century?
The Perfect Predator warns against the coming catastrophe of a post-antibiotic era and proves more frightening than fictional thrillers The Silence by Don DeLillo and The Russian Pink by Matthew Hart.
Katherine May argues the benefits of ‘wintering’ in her book of the same name, James Nestor experiments with the ‘lost art’ of breathing in Breath, and The Best of Brevity presents a collection of snappy non-fiction.
In the Covid-19 era even classic Christmas stories, such as Dickens’ three seasonal tales, take on new connotations.
Gloria Chao’s latest novel tells the story of Chloe Wang, a student who hires a fake partner to divert her parents’ attention from her single status.
In Coolie Ships of the Chinese Diaspora (1846-1874), John Asome explores the trade of indentured labourers from Chinese ports to Cuba, Peru and the West Indies.