In the Asia Society Switzerland Book Salon, we open a direct window into Asian lives. Histories, discourses, and cultures make up the textures of novels. Together we read and discuss fiction from or about Asia in an informal setting to intentionally change our perspectives as a practice in curiosity, openness, and empathy. We meet four times a year – in person in Zurich, if possible.
February 15: Shehan Karunatilaka's The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
June 21: Thuận's Chinatown
September 27: Deepti Kapoor's Age of Vice
November 29: Michiko Aoyama's What You Are Looking For Is in the Library.
January 31: Book tbd
May 29: Book tbd
August 21: Book tbd
November 13: Book tbd
Suggest a Book
If you have any interesting reading recommendations, also non-fiction, please let us know and send us the book details along with a few lines about it to email@example.com. Twice a year we put together a list of 10 books – you can find all previous reading lists on the right-hand column (desktop) or at the bottom of the screen (mobile).