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A third-class railway journey prompts uneasy memories at the start of Tahmima Anam's latest novel.
A major figure in Asian American writing reflects on her life and legacy at a book event in San Francisco.
In Pakistan, explains Waqas Khwaja, being a poet has always entailed a special responsibility.
Reading and reciting in Hong Kong, Thaddeus Rutkowski uses a hybrid form to capture his hybrid identity.
Colin Thubron reads from and discusses To a Mountain in Tibet, a combination travel book and memoir.
India's premiere literary event attracts bigger names, and bigger crowds, every year.
India needs to make stronger efforts in building functional relationships with its neighbors for the country and the region.
The American novelist and his Japanese translator discuss the intricacies of cross-cultural communication.
The 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize winner discusses his debut novel 'Ilustrado' with poet Luis Francia.
Reza Aslan hopes literature and music can help break down the boundaries between the Middle East and the West.
The versatile writer and editor tours behind his major new compilation of writing from the Islamic world.
South India's wild and wonderful potboilers are finally becoming available in English.
An excerpt from Xu Xi's novel, shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize.
Xu Xi reads from and discusses her latest book, which was short-listed for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize.
Granta magazine's special Pakistan issue goes beyond the usual headlines about terrorism and natural disaster.
Author Anchee Min on the life of Pearl Buck, whose novels portrayed China to generations of Westerners.
'Mistress of Spices' author entertains with her new hurricane-inspired novel.
Simon Tay on the internationalization of the arts.

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