K. Anis Ahmed K. Anis Ahmed novelist, short-story writer and social commentator, is co-founder of the Dhaka Lit Fest and Bengal Lights, Bangladesh's most prominent English-language literary journal.
Bae Suah Bae Suah, one of the most highly acclaimed, innovative South Korean authors, is influenced by the German authors she translates including Kafka, W G Sebald and Jenny Erpenbeck.
Rachel Baker Rachel Baker is a London-based barrister, specialising in family law. With experience of both Lincoln’s Inn and children’s homes. Nothing But the Truth is her debut novel.
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.
Benjamin Dix Benjamin Dix, senior fellow at SOAS and founder of PositiveNegatives ('true stories, drawn from life') is the co-creator of Vanni: A Family's Struggle through the Sri Lankan Conflict.
Tim Fitts Tim Fitts is an award-winning short-story writer, whose debut novel, The Soju Club, was translated into Korean and published by Munhakdongnae.
Han Yujoo Han Yujoo is a Bright Young Thing of Korean literature whose debut novel The Impossible Fairy Tale was published in 2017 and translated by Janet Hong, winner of the inaugural Society of Authors first translation award.
Ayesha Heble Ayesha Heble was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize in 2013 for her debut novel, Third Person Singular, which was 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 author of Under Red Skies, is a journalist who writes about Chinese politics and history, ethnic policy and the environment, and other social issues for China Dialogue.
Kim Yi-seol Kim Yi-seol is an important feminist writer in South Korea. She has received the Hwang Sun-won Literary Award for New Literature, as well as the Munhakdongne Young Writer’s Award.
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.
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.
Rosie Milne Rosie Milne founded Asianbooksblog.com and contributes to the Telegraph. Her latest novel, Circumstance, set in colonial Malaya, was inspired partly by the stories of Somerset Maugham.
Carlo Pizzati Carlo Pizzati is a journalist and author of two novels, a collection of short stories and three works of non-fiction, including, Mappillai: An Italian Son-in-Law in India. Photo: Mia Murgese Mastroianni
Lindsay Pollock Lindsay Pollock, a lifelong illustrator, is the co-creator of Vanni: A Family's Struggle through the Sri Lankan Conflict – a graphic novel. Photo: Dan P. Neegaard
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.
Intan Paramaditha Intan Paramaditha is an award-winning Indonesian writer who debuted in English in 2018 with Brow Books and is now also published by Harvill Secker/PRH. Photo: Ugoran Prasad
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.
Michael Vatikiotis Michael Vatikiotis is the author of Blood & Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia, drawn partly from his experience as a peace negotiator in the region. Photo: James G. Y. Photography
Wang Zhezhu Wang Zhezhu is an award-winning writer whose short stories and novellas have been widely anthologised in Chinese literary journals.