Wonderful to see five of our authors at Ubud this year: Hyeonseo Lee, Helena Thorfinn, Michael Vatikiotis and Joseph Woods.
Standing up for what we believe in
The Asia Literary Agency was so very proud to be part of the first Dhaka Literature Festival, co-founded by one of our authors: K Anis Ahmed. Given the tense situation in Bangladesh after the blogger murders, 19 festival participants cancelled at the last minute. But not our very own Victor Mallet, South Asia bureau chief of the Financial Times, whose thought-provoking piece on madrassas in the FT magazine (published in October), was highly praised and shared widely across social media.
Asia Literary Agency signs Lee Eung-jun, anarchist and enfant terrible of South Korean literature published by the venerable house of Minumsa. Lee’s darkly comic, dystopian novel, The Private Life of a Nation, is set in a Korea of the future, after the peninsula has reunified. Italian rights sold to Atmosphere Libri. The English-language sample now on submission.