2016 Man Booker International Prize
News & Events | ALR

Congratulations to Han Kang and Deborah Smith - confirmation of Korean writing as a major force in world literature. Read Smith's 'Korean Literature Comes of Age' and more...

Art by Kangwook Lee
Non-fiction | ALR

The Spring 2016 issue of the Asia Literary Review is a celebration of contemporary Korean literature from the country's most exciting young writers. This issue also includes an essay on Korean Literature by Deborah Smith, translator of Han Kang's The Vegetarian, winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Click here for launch events.

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Poetry | Sonnet Mondal
The four plastic sunflowers in my bedroom –
The way they swayed in the ceiling fan’s air
Were the functional year-long April for me.

 

Boeing 777 cockpit
Poetry | RESHMA RUIA

 

The cockpit dashboard blinks 

A thousand eyes

Each dial a finger

Spinning him somewhere 

Far beyond the star-rimmed sky...

News & Events | ALR

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.

Bullfight - Thai-style
News & Events | ALR

 

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 New Lucky House - Dino Mahoney

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Countdown Machine - SCMP Pictures
Poetry | Tammy Ho
In Hong Kong, an art installation is taken down when the artists explain what it really means.
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In this Issue

Non-fiction | ALR Staff

 

 

 

The Spring 2016 issue of the Asia Literary Review is a celebration of contemporary Korean literature from the country's most exciting young writers. 

This issue also includes an essay on Korean Literature by Deborah Smith, translator of Han Kang's The Vegetarian, winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Click here for launch events and PHOTOS.

More...

 

 

 

Non-fiction | ALR Staff

 

 

 

The Spring 2016 issue of the Asia Literary Review is a celebration of contemporary Korean literature from the country's most exciting young writers. 

This issue also includes an essay on Korean Literature by Deborah Smith, translator of Han Kang's The Vegetarian, winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Click here for launch events and PHOTOS.

More...

 

 

 

Non-fiction | ALR Staff

 

 

 

The Spring 2016 issue of the Asia Literary Review is a celebration of contemporary Korean literature from the country's most exciting young writers. 

This issue also includes an essay on Korean Literature by Deborah Smith, translator of Han Kang's The Vegetarian, winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Click here for launch events and PHOTOS.

More...

 

 

 

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...

Audio | ALR

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

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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