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Interview: Literary Pioneer Jessica Hagedorn on Glass Ceilings and a Generational Divide

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"Nothing much has changed," the groundbreaking author and editor says of Asian Americans working in the arts, "the barriers are still there." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York June 3.

'Midnight in Peking' Author Offers Tips on Getting Your Book About China Published

Midnight in Peking author Paul French.
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Author Paul French, whose wildly successful book Midnight in Peking was awarded the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime last night in New York, visited Asia Society Studios earlier this week to offer some advice for aspiring authors hoping to write the next great China book.

Interview: Cross-Cultural Dialogue 'Translates' in Latest 'Monkey Business'

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The third issue of the acclaimed Japanese-American literary journal is the most cosmopolitan and wide-ranging yet. Panel discussion with Paul Auster and Charles Simic this Saturday, May 4, at Asia Society New York.

Book Excerpt: 'The Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42'

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A cautionary tale of 19th-century imperial hubris that still resonates today. In-person appearances by William Dalrymple upcoming at Asia Society New York and Asia Society Northern California.

Interview: Debut Indian Author Dismantles Stereotypes Through Storytelling

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Janice Pariat's debut collection of short stories dismantles stereotypical notions of India's Northeast as an ethereal place surrounded by impregnable jungles and hills, untouched by time and modernity.

Photos: Inaugural Lahore Literary Festival Draws Major Names and Capacity Crowds

The crowd inside the Alhamra Art Center in Lahore, Pakistan on February 23, 2013, Day 1 of the inaugural Lahore Literary Festival. (Saad Sarfraz Sheikh)
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A successful two-day event in Pakistan's cultural capital leads to speculation that literary festivals just might be the country's "new soft power."

In 2013, Literature Festival Provides 'Healing Touch' for Troubled Karachi

In 2013, the Karachi Literature Festival grew to three days' worth of events and attracted approximately 15,000 attendees. (Annie Ali Khan)
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A festival devoted to reading and writing becomes a political statement in a city where bomb blasts, like thunderstorms, have become part of the natural order.

Interview: Novelist Mohsin Hamid Wants You to Get 'Filthy Rich' in a Rising Asia

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Introducing his new book at the Karachi Literature Festival, one of Pakistan's leading younger novelists says, "You have to find new ways of telling stories."

Interview: Novelist Hari Kunzru on Mo Yan, Misogyny and National Indentity

Hari Kunzru at a book signing of his novel
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"I consider Indians writing in English as writers, first and foremost," says award-winning author and journalist Hari Kunzru. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on January 10.

Interview: Novelist Manu Joseph Explores Family Happiness, 'Illicit' and Otherwise

Novelist Manu Joseph at the World's Literature Festival in Norwich, England on June 23, 2011. (Writers' Centre Norwich/Flickr)
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Award-winning novelist Manu Joseph says of his latest book, The Illicit Happiness of Other People, "I haven't made up anything." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on January 10 and at Asia Society Texas Center on January 15.