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.
Ben Bland Ben Bland, author of Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China's Shadow, is a foreign correspondent and policy analyst who has been working in Asia for more than a decade.
Michael Breen Michael Breen is author of The New Koreans and was for many years the Guardian and Washington Times correspondent.
Michael Buckley Michael Buckley, author of Meltdown in Tibet is an environmentalist, an adventure-travel writer & documentary filmmaker who specializes in the Himalayan & 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 and creator of the Lost Guides travel-book series.
Oliver Chittenden Oliver Chittenden is the founder of Head Talks and co-founder of The London Speaker Bureau, a global speaker agency representing many of the world’s leaders in politics, business and management.
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.
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.
Vidya Krishnan Vidya Krishnan is a multi-award winning independent journalist who has been reporting on India’s HIV and TB epidemics for the past two decades.
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 22 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.
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, former Delhi bureau chief & Asia News editor with the FT, is nowFT's Paris bureau chief. His book, River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India’s Future immediately reached the bestseller list. Photo: Ayesha Sitara.
Jonathan Miller Jonathan Miller is the author of Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines and is the Channel 4 News Asia correspondent.
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.
Mark Mobius Mark Mobius, author of The Inflation Myth, and numerous other books, is the 'rock star' of emerging-markets and a much-lauded economic guru.
Mohammed Massoud Morsi Mohammed Massoud Morsi is an Egyptian-Danish-Australian photographer, journalist and author, whose work has been published in all three of his traditional languages.
Bijan Omrani Bijan Omrani is a historian and classicist, whose work spans Asian as well as European history. Photo by Sandy Crole
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
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.
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
Alek Sigley Alek Sigley became one of the first Westerners to study at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: Hans Van
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.
Hannah Lucinda Smith Hannah Lucinda Smith is The Times's correspondent in Turkey and the author of Erdogan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey. Photo: Bradley Secker
Carolyn Taylor Carolyn Taylor, author of Walking the Talk, is one of the world’s foremost experts in organisational culture change and the Executive Chair of Walking the Talk.
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
Dorothy Tse Dorothy Tse is one of Hong Kong’s most celebrated and award-winning writers, whose stories have been published widely in English.
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: Arif Hafiz
Wang Zhezhu Wang Zhezhu is an award-winning writer whose short stories and novellas have been widely anthologised in Chinese literary journals.
Patrick Winn Patrick Winn is a Robert F Kennedy Award-winning journalist working in Southeast Asia and the author of Hello, Shadowlands.
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.
Ling Zhang Ling Zhang is an award-winning writer whose novella, Aftershock, was adapted into China’s first IMAX movie, with unprecedented box-office success.