Maya Abu-Alhayyat Maya Abu-Alhayyat is an award-winning Palestinian novelist, poet and children's writer. Photo: Salim Abu Jabal
K. Anis Ahmed K. Anis Ahmed is a Bangladeshi writer based in Dhaka. He is co-founder of Bengal Lights, Bangladesh's most prominent English literary journal.
Bidisha Bidisha writes for most UK broadsheets and many publications worldwide, specialising in the arts, social justice and international affairs.
Michael Breen Michael Breen is the author of The Koreans and was for many years the Guardian and Washington Times correspondent.
Michael Buckley Michael Buckley is an environmentalist, an adventure-travel writer and documentary filmmaker who specializes in the Himalayan and Southeast Asian regions.
Tew Bunnag Tew Bunnag was born in Bangkok. He writes about the contradictions between contemporary and traditional life in Thailand. Photo by Uma Bunnag
Cheon Myeong-kwan Cheon Myeon-kwan is one of the most famous and beloved novelists in South Korea. His award-winning novels have been published in various languages around the world.
Anna Chittenden Anna Chittenden writes about travel and lifestyle in Asia and is the author of Lost Guides: Bali.
Kate Coleman Kate Coleman is one of the most influential women Christian leaders in the UK and is co-founder of Next Leadership, and author of The 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership.
Edith Coron & Anne Garrigue Edith Coron and Anne Garrigue are journalists who often focus on Asia. Their first co-authored book is China Blend: The Cultural Hybrids Bridging the World.
Lee Eung-jun Lee Eung-jun is a poet, journalist and writer of fiction, who founded the cultural anarchist organization Munjang Jeonseon. The Private Life of a Nation, imagines Korea after reunification.
Colin Falconer Colin Falconer is a bestselling multi-genre writer who lives in Perth. His latest crime fiction series, set in Asia, will be on submission in summer 2016.
Tim Fitts Tim Fitts's debut novel, The Soju Club, was recently published in Korean by Loupe, to great acclaim.
David Gething David Gething lives in Hong Kong and won the World Marathon Challenge in January 2015, running 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days, and set two new world records in the process.
Susie Gordon Susie Gordon lives in Shanghai and is a published poet, short-story writer and journalist. Her debut novel is set in Shanghai. Photo: Robert-van-de-Hilst.
Ayesha Heble Ayesha Heble was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize in 2013 for her debut novel, Third Person Singular, due to be published by Tara Books in 2016.
He Jiahong He Jiahong, ‘the John Grisham of China’ is a crime-fiction writer and professor of criminal law at Beijing People’s University.
Karoline Kan Karoline Kan writes about Chinese politics, history, ethnic policies and other social issues from the perspective of a young Chinese woman.
Hyeonseo Lee Hyeonseo Lee’s bestselling memoir, The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story, has been published around the world so far in 15 languages, and counting.
James Lee James Lee is Asia's most popular children's author, with over 3 million copies of his Mr Midnight and Mr Mystery stories sold to date.
Henry Lin Henry Lin* is a former triad member who spent his formative years in and out of prison in the USA. His autobiography, The 100-Pound Gangster, will be published in 2016 by Signal 8 Press.
Ming Liu Ming Liu contributes to the FT, China International Business, V and to the Asia Literary Review, et al. Her debut novel, Our Man in China, is currently on submission.
Leza Lowitz Leza Lowitz is an award-winning, multi-genre writer and Japanese-English translator whose YA novel Up from the Sea is published by Penguin Random House.
Victor Mallet Victor Mallet is the south Asia bureau chief of the FT. His next book, River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India’s Future will be published by OUP.
Rosie Milne Rosie Milne founded Asianbooksblog.com and contributes to the Telegraph. Her novel: Olivia and Sophia – about the life of Sir Thomas Raffles, founder of Singapore – was published in 2016.
Mark Mobius Mark Mobius, the 'rock-star of emerging markets', has been named by Asiamoney as one of its 'top 100 most powerful and influential'
Dreux Richard Dreux Richard is literary translation editor of the Kyoto Journal and special correspondent for the Japan Times. His debut Every Human Intention: Japan in the New Century will be published by Pantheon.
Katrina Shute Katrina Shute is a former TV newsreader from Australia who now lives in Hong Kong. Her inspirational children’s book, Nellie for Ellies, is currently on submission.
Krishan Partap Singh K P Singh is the author of the Raisina trilogy of novels set in the political village of Lutyen’s Delhi’s. He is currently working on a collection of linked short stories.
Ko Ko Thett Ko Ko Thett is a PEN Award-winning poet and translator whose debut poetry collection, The Burden of Being Burmese was published in 2015 by Zephyr Press. Photo by Yee Yee Htun
Michael Vatikiotis Michael Vatikiotis is an eminent Indonesianist. Conflicts Within, an insight into his work as a peace-negotiator, will be published by W&N in 2017. Photo by James G. Y. Photography
Warwick Woodhouse Warwick Woodhouse served in the British armed forces as an officer for 19 years. His debut novel The Verglas File – a crime thriller – will be on submission in summer 2016.
Joseph Woods Joseph Woods is an award-winning poet, journalist and editor and former Director of Poetry Ireland. He is currently writing a biography of a figure seminal to Burmese modern history.