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 /  Switzerland
Once more we have asked our members, this year's speakers as well as our colleagues all over the world what they have been reading lately. Here is our list of book recommendations, a selection for the travelling the world through windows of time and space – page by page.
   Rasika Dugal, Nandita Das, Raja Sen and Gayatri Rangachari Shah
 /  India
On September 17, 2018, Nandita Das, Rasika Dugal and Raja Sen discussed the making of the film 'Manto' at Asia Society India Centre's special pre-release screening.
Celeste Ng by Kevin Day Photography
The 'Little Fires Everywhere' scribe on the increased visibility of Asian-Americans on screen, the TV adaptation of her book starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, and why she needs silence to write.
A celebration of Pakistani literature and culture through a global lens.
Asia Briefing
 /  Australia
A public update with news and original analysis on Asia and Australia-Asia relations.
Times Litfest Opening Night Celebration Dinner 2017
 /  India
The seventh annual Opening Night Celebration Dinner of the Mumbai Times Litfest saw some of the world's best writers and key figures from the city's cultural scene in attendance.
Xiaolu Guo
The memoirist says that she feels more free in her second language.
(Tracy Hunter/Flickr)
The Korean-American writer discusses her work profiling Japan's marginalized Korean population.
a cross-cultural dialogue between contemporary Japanese and American authors
Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedon, Alfin Sa'at, Jeremy Tiang, and Harold Augenbraum participate in a discussion following a reading. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
As part of the Singaporean Literary Festival in New York, Asia Society hosted two Singaporean and two Filipina-born writers for a reading and discussion.
Yang Mu and his book Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet.
Yang Mu discusses 'Memories of Mount Qilai'
Author Kevin Kwan. (Kevin Kwan)
Author Kevin Kwan discusses "China Rich Girlfriend."
In conversation with author James Bradley
L to R: Rohan Murty and Rahul Jacob
 /  India
Rohan Murty and Rahul Jacob speak about the effort to conserve classical Indian literature.
Author Suki Kim. (Ed Kashi)
Author Suki Kim discusses "Without You, There Is No Us."
Author Mohsin Hamid at an Asia Society India Centre dinner in Mumbai on Dec. 2, 2011. (Asia Society India Centre)
Feb. 23: Mohsin Hamid returns with new nonfiction collection.
Elizabeth Pisani, author of 'Indonesia, Etc.' (Marit Miners)
After a year of travel around the archipelago, veteran Indonesia-watcher Elizabeth Pisani found "a nation quite different from the one I thought I knew."
Eric Gamalinda (L), author of "The Descartes Highlands" (Akashic Books, 2014).
A complex and compelling story of two young men who share a biological father and a family secret, but grow up continents apart, each unaware of the other.

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