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.
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.
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, is founder of PositiveNegatives ('true stories, drawn from life'), and the Why Comics? charity.
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.
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.
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 novel: Olivia and Sophia – about the life of Sir Thomas Raffles, founder of Singapore – was published in 2016.
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 will be published also by Harvill Secker. 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 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
Xue Yiwei Xue Yiwei is 'a maverick of contemporary Chinese literature...' Photo by Isabelle Lafontaine