Liu Xiaobo
Non-fiction | Tammy Ho

Liu Xiaobo is dead. That’s a fact. And that his death was at least indirectly caused by the cruelty and immorality of the Chinese government is obvious to anyone who has access to information about Liu and his imprisonment.

Read Liu's poem to his wife, Liu Xia: You Wait For Me With Dust - here or in the sidebar.

'Autumn Moon' c Yomei Chiang & Sotheby's HK
News & Events | ALR

To get a taste of what's in ALR33, follow the link to the ALR33 contents page. A good place to begin is From the EditorsThen read Shion Miura's The Handymen of Mahoro, translated by Asuka Minamoto. Sample some of the issue's poetry with Tishani Doshi and Norman Erikson Pasaribu, and enjoy our interview with Margrét Helgadóttir, editor of Asian Monsters.

Fiction | Shion Miura

‘You’re going to be busy next year,’ declared old lady Soneda. It was a fine evening in late December. They were in the hospital lounge, which was very quiet. Outside the windows, a threadbare lawn and withered trees with naked branches could be seen.

Poetry | Tishani Doshi
We never talked about whether Jains
were OK with electric crematoriums
when I was younger. These days even
the chairs have opinions on mortality,
speak with certainty, like people
who are convinced they know exactly
which mosquito gave them dengue.
Interviews | ALR

Margrét Helgadóttir is editor of the Fox Spirit Book of Monsters series. In this issue we feature two stories from Asian MonstersGrass Cradle, Glass Lullaby by Isabel Yap and Blood Like Water by Eve Shi.

c Leopold Adi Surya
Poetry | Norman Erikson ...
Is there anything more moving than two young men
in a Toyota Rush parked in the corner of level P3,
stealing a little time and space for themselves,
exchanging kisses wide-eyed – keeping watch as one
Image courtesy of Sotheby's Hong Kong
Poetry | Chiang Yomei

We're in free fall

from life to life 

From the gallows on Tower Hill

to a palace in Old Cathay...

 

News & Events | ALR

The Lesson of Liu Xiaobo - Tammy Ho

What It's Like - Theophilus Kwek

Contrast - Tammy Ho

Beating Dickheads - Miguel Syjuco

Aubade - Daljit Nagra

Hiuen Tsang - Abhay K.

Free Fall - Chiang Yomei

 

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Lionel Shriver - © TimeOut Beijing
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Poetry | Daljit Nagra
Somewhere in the sunshine of the everlasting dawn

     from my airborne stance

I feel absorbed across the broad pavement.

Or am I dissolved in a voice

that can’t sever from its verse.

More...

'Field Camp' © T Kwek
Poetry | Theophilus Kwek
'How do I tell you now about the way 
they placed it in his hands, a baby’s weight, 
just as tenderly pulled his shoulders back 
to take the heave and coil, every fresh blow 
leaving him sore, the sour echo of this 
is how you kill a man?'
 
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In this Issue

 

To get a taste of what's in ALR33, start with the selection of free-to-view articles on our ALR33 contents page. A good place to begin is From the Editors.

Much of this issue celebrates the work of translators, and we include some of the entries and finalists from our collaboration with English PENOne of these is Shion Miura's The Handymen of Mahoro, translated by Asuka Minamoto. Sample some of the issue's poetry with Tishani Doshi and Norman Erikson Pasaribu, and enjoy our interview with Margrét Helgadóttir, editor of Asian Monsters, from which we include two stories.

Subscribers can read the whole issue here on the website, through our online reader or by downloading eBooks from their accounts

 

‘You’re going to be busy next year,’ declared old lady Soneda. It was a fine evening in late December. They were in the hospital lounge, which was very quiet. Outside the windows, a threadbare lawn and withered trees with naked branches could be seen.

 

Margrét Helgadóttir is editor of the Fox Spirit Book of Monsters, a seven-volume series with titles published annually from 2014–2020. The first three volumes cover European, African and Asian monsters. In 2016, African Monsters was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Awards.

In this issue of the Asia Literary Review we feature two stories from Asian Monsters: Grass Cradle, Glass Lullaby by Isabel Yap and Blood Like Water by Eve Shi.

Media

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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Audio | ALR

Hong Kong launch for ALR30 - RTHK Radio 4's Morning Call on 2016-05-13 - presenter ...

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Reviews

IN THE AFTERMATH of the Second World War and the end of Japan’s occupation of Malaysia, Teoh Yun Ling is desperately seeking her own peace.

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