Justin Hil © Lucy Cavendar
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The Asia Literary Review talks to Justin Hill, author of the companion novel to the new film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.

Sword of Destiny - Weinstein Books
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The long-awaited sequel to the 2000 Oscar-winning film is out in February 2016 in IMAX theatres and on Netflix. Exclusively for subscribers to the Asia Literary Review, we're delighted to present an extract from Justin Hill's companion novel.

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For a taste of what's in the Autumn 2015 issue of the Asia Literary Review, enter the world of China's 'doomsday rock' with Jemimah Steinfeld and the Bedstars, join RK Biswas and the Tiger Under Pipal Tree, and discover the poetry of Jee Leong Koh and Saleem Peeradina.

There's much more on Issue 29 in our Editorial. and full details here.

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We're pleased to announce that submissions are now invited for the Asia Literary Review's forthcoming issue, South Asia in Britain, due out in autumn 2016.

For full details, click here.

Fiction | Dipika Mukherjee

Tea splashed from the cup half-raised to her lips, smudging the newsprint. Sheena couldn’t believe it but there it was, a half-page matrimonial advertisement with the title: Indian Billionaire Needs A Wife: Are you the ONE I am looking for?

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Sword of Destiny: Interview - with Justin Hill

This Brick: A Found Poem - Tammy Ho

Conjuror of Divinity - fiction from Dipika Mukherjee

from Porcelain Girl - fiction from Cheng Yong

 

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In this Issue

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For a taste of what's in the Autumn 2015 issue of the Asia Literary Review, enter the world of China's 'doomsday rock' with Jemimah Steinfeld and the Bedstars, join RK Biswas and the Tiger Under Pipal Tree, and discover the poetry of Jee Leong Koh and Saleem Peeradina.

There's much more on Issue 29 in our Editorial.

To read the rest of this issue, take out an eBook or joint Print+eBook subscription - and we'll deliver four issues right to your door anywhere in the world.

Single copies are also available on our website in print and eBook editions, and coming soon to bookshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and elsewhere. Read on...

 

Non-fiction | Jemimah Steinfeld

 

Viktor and his friends are in thrall to Beijing’s new hedonism. They symbolise the possibilities open to Chinese youth who choose to experiment. Viktor is the lead singer in a Beijing-based band called Bedstars and is immersed in China’s underground rock scene. Describing themselves as ‘doomsday rock’, Bedstars’ influences range from the Rolling Stones through the Libertines.

Fiction | RK Biswas

 

The tiger lay sprawled upon a stone girdle that ran around the pipal tree’s trunk. He was a picture of elegance in his fashionably striped suit. His furry little member peeping out from between his thighs and the soft curve of his belly gave him just that little touch of helplessness, so attractive in all things male.

Media

Video | Jang Jin-sung

At Poetry Parnassus.

Jang Jin-sung is a North Korean defector, and...

Video | Liu Xiaobo

The Nobel laureate's love poem to his wife.

You Wait For Me With Dust was first published in the Asia Literary Review in...

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Reviews

‘There are more poets than stray dogs in this country,’ Thitsar Ni, a leader of a Burmese poetic pack was heard to lament at a Yangon teashop. Burma/Myanmar, with its diverse literary and oral traditions, should not surprise you if it brags the highest density on earth of poets per square mile.

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