Literary / Asian literature

New Releases

icon Subscribe to feed

Browse

Best Selling

New Releases

Our Selection

Awards

 

Language

English (42)

French (15)

German (0)

Spanish (112)

Italian (92)

 

Category

Delete Literary

 

Origin

Delete Asian literature

 

Origin

Indian literature (10)

Japanese (7)

Chinese (6)

Korean literature (1)

 

Protection

All (42)

DRM Free (12)

DRM (30)

More options

Manazuru

by Hiromi Kawakami & Michael Emmerich

  • Kawakami is an author known and reviewed around the world
  • Manazuru received great praise when Counterpoint released it in 2010; the book already has reviews by Booklist, the Paris Review Daily, the Independent...

  • Strange Weather in Tokyo

    by Hiromi Kawakami & Allison Markin Powell

  • This is a reissue of a poetic, compact novel by celebrated Japanese author, Hiromi Kawakami (the original 2012 Counterpoint edition was titled The Briefcase (9781582435992); Strange Weather in Tokyo is the title...

  • Asleep

    by Banana Yoshimoto & Michael Emmerich

    Banana Yoshimoto’s novels have established her as one of Japan’s finest and most popular writers, and an acclaimed and best-selling literary star all over the world. Now she delivers three novellas that...


    The Impossible Fairy Tale

    by Han Yujoo

    A chilling, wildly original novel from a major new voice from South Korea

    The Impossible Fairy Tale is the story of two unexceptional grade-school girls. Mia is “lucky”—she is spoiled by her mother and,...


    Frontier

    by Can Xue, Chen Zeping, Karen Gernant & Porochista Khakpour

    Though the story of Liujin, a young woman seeking a new kind of human freedom, Frontier attempts to unify the grand opposites of life--barbarism and civilization, the spiritual and the material, the mundane...


    Moshi-Moshi: A Novel

    by Banana Yoshimoto & Asa Yoneda

    In Moshi-Moshi, Yoshie’s much-loved musician father has died in a suicide pact with an unknown woman. It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimo-kitazawa, a traditional Tokyo neighborhood of narrow...


    The Explosion Chronicles: A Novel

    by Yan Lianke & Carlos Rojas

    Man Booker International finalist Yan Lianke has been lauded for his imaginative satire and insightful cultural critique as "one of China’s greatest living authors" (Guardian). His internationally bestselling...


    The Story of a Brief Marriage

    by Anuk Arudpragasam

    Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize

    “Brave…Brilliant…This is a book that makes one kneel before the elegance of the human spirit and the yearning that is at the essence of every life.” The New York...


    Sleeping on Jupiter

    by Anuradha Roy

    Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, a novel about violence, love, and religion in modern India

    On a train bound for the seaside town of Jarmuli, known for its temples, three elderly women meet a young documentary...


    The Bones of Grace

    by Tahmima Anam

    From the award-winning, nationally bestselling author of A Golden Age and The Good Muslim comes a lyrical, deeply moving modern love story about belonging, migration, tragedy, survival, and the mysteries of...


    Flood of Fire

    by Amitav Ghosh

    The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy

    It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has...


    The Accidental Apprentice

    by Vikas Swarup

    In life you never get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.

    A business empire worth ten billion dollars. This is the tantalizing offer made by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men, to Sapna...


    My Days

    by R. K. Narayan

    "I am inclined to call this the last chapter, but how can an autobiography have a final chapter? At best, it can only be a penultimate one; nor can it be given a rounded-off conclusion, as is possible in a work...


    The Rainbow Troops

    by Andrea Hirata & Angie Kilbane

    Published in Indonesia in 2005, The Rainbow Troops, Andrea Hirata's closely autobiographical debut novel, sold more than five million copies, shattering records. Now it promises to captivate audiences around...


    Chinese Whiskers

    by Pallavi Aiyar

    Chinese Whiskers by Pallavi Aiyar is a charming fable set against the landscape of contemporary Beijing, seen through the eyes of two cats.

    Soyabean is a middle class cat looked after by a grandmother who embodies...


    The Taliban Cricket Club

    by Timeri N. Murari

    “A moving, splendidly realized story of courage and grit in modern-day Kabul.”

    —Vikas Swarup, author of Slumdog Millionaire

    A harrowing yet tender novel—Bend It Like Beckham in a burka—The Taliban Cricket...


    The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

    by Shehan Karunatilaka

    Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize

    * Winner of the $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature *

    * A Publishers Weekly "First Fiction" Pick for Spring 2012 *

    "A crazy ambidextrous delight. A drunk and totally...


    River of Smoke

    by Amitav Ghosh

    A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011

    The Ibis, loaded to its gunwales with a cargo of indentured servants, is in the grip of a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal; among the dozens flailing for survival are...


    The Good Muslim: A Novel

    by Tahmima Anam

    “Delicate, heart-wrenching and poetic, this is a novel ofgreat poise and power.” —Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory

    Set in Bangladesh at a time when Islamic fundamentalism ison the rise, The...


    The Sly Company of People Who Care

    Ondaatje Prize 2012

    by Rahul Bhattacharya

    In flight from the tame familiarity of home in Bombay, a twenty-six-year-old cricket journalist chucks his job and arrives in Guyana, a forgotten colonial society of raw, mesmerizing beauty. Amid beautiful,...