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Fiction - Indigo Nights and Sliver Crows - Melody Kemp

Greenjillies - GB Prabhat

Poetry Two Poems - Reid Mitchell, Thunderstorm Warning - Kate Rogers, Red - Changming Yang, After Scheherazade - Brian Cheong Sui Kang, Homage to Pablo Neruda - Veronica Pedrosa

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Click on the title for a growing series of jewels from the archive.

Jan Morris on The Name of China.

Chinese poetry after 1989. Zheng Danyi with key Misty and New Generation poets.

Poetry | Kate Rogers
In February the north wind was still sharpening its knife
on the granite of Lantau Peak.
A man on a motorcycle sped up
to slit open the skin of a journalist;
exposed his backbone.
Poetry | Reid Mitchell
The army opened the gates,
the barracks, the sports fields,
the armoury to us today
So we now know
when we are gunned down
it will be by lonely

In this Issue

Fiction | John Burdett


Every morning after the paracetamol, the coffee and the pain au chocolat at the Hong Kong Club, Curly Jones, partner in the law firm of Magnus, Gray and Ping, sat back, gazed at the ceiling and pondered the precarious nature of life in general and his in particular.

Interviews | Martin Alexander

Jeet Thayil is a performance poet, songwriter and guitarist. He has published four collections of poetry and edited The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets (2008).

Art | Zhang Bingjiang

Hall of Fame, a series of portraits commissioned by filmmaker and contemporary artist Zhang Bingjian, acknowledges that corruption is often the path to fame and fortune.


Video | Liu Xiaobo

This poem was first published in the Asia Literary Review in December 2010. It was translated from the Chinese by Zheng Danyi, Shirley Lee and Martin Alexander in September 2010. It featured with Charter 08 in the World-Wide Readings on the 20th March 2011 and 2012, organised by the Berlin Literature Festival and Authors for Peace. It was read in 34 countries and re-translated into...

Video | Jang Jin-sung

Jang Jin-sung is a North Korean defector, and was once Poet Laureate to Kim Jong Il. Representing his people rather than the regime at Poetry Parnassus, part of the London 2012...



Here are some of our previously published book reviews:


The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura, reviewed by Kelly Falconer

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng - reviewed by Kathleen Hwang

Orphan of Islam by Alexander Khan, reviewed by Ysabelle Cheung

When All the Lights are Stripped Away by Sunil Nair, reviewed by Kelly Falconer

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden, reviewed by James E. Hoare

All Woman and Springtime by B. W. Jones, reviewed by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

The Old Garden by Hwang Sok-yong, reviewed by Lucia Sehui Kim

The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

The Last Kestrel by Jill McGivering, reviewed by Michael Hoffman


For more, visit the Non-fiction section of our Archive.