Buy a paperback from the Monsoon website and get the ebook edition for free. If you read ebooks for convenience or when travelling, but you want a physical book for the bookshelf as well, you can now get the ebook bundled free with the paperback edition. Add the ‘paperback + ebook’ edition to your cart …Read More about Get a free ebook with every paperback purchased!
To mark the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2016, Monsoon invites all Malaysians and friends of Malaysia to take a look at Marco Ferrarese's novel Nazi Goreng, currently banned in Malaysia.Nazi Goreng is a disturbing story of one young Malay man’s coming-of-age in the big city and offers a stunning portrait of the racial tensions that pervade Malaysian society. Asrul is a fanatical yet naïve Muslim skinhead from small town Kedah, who finds escape in hardcore punk and aspires to life in the big city. After Asrul is recruited by friend Malik to join a neo-Nazi skinhead gang, the boys … Read more about World Press Freedom Day 2016
"Out in the Midday Sun" by Margaret Shennan is reviewed in Shiny New Books by Rob Spence. "This is a well-researched, detailed and engrossing study of the British presence in the Malay peninsula and Singapore from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century to independence in 1957," writes Spence. "Shennan’s technique in this absorbing history is to use as far as possible the testimony of the ordinary British people who came to Malaya and worked to establish industry, commerce and infrastructure in what had been, hitherto, a largely undeveloped land. This decision means that we are … Read more about “Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960” reviewed in Shiny New Books
Monsoon Books has sold the audio rights for Ann Bennett's novel, Bamboo Heart – the first in a trilogy of novels set in prisoner-of-war camps on the Death Railway. Oakhill Publishing has taken world English audio rights, via Adrian Weston Literary Agency, and will be releasing in Autumn 2016.Bamboo Heart has also been shortlisted for Best Fiction title in the 2016 Singapore Book Awards organised by Singapore Book Publishers Association.Monsoon Publisher, Philip Tatham is delighted by the agreement, "I started reading an unedited manuscript of Bamboo Heart, the first in a WWII trilogy … Read more about Monsoon sells audio rights in Bamboo Heart by Ann Bennett
Monsoon author and former Bangkok private eye Warren Olson is quoted in The Telegraph (UK) in an amusing article on expat men and Bangkok bargirls by Rosie Milne. Olson is the author of "Confessions of a Private Eye" (ebook £3.99) and "Thai Private Eye" (ebook £3.99), both fascinating collections of Olson's true case files during his decade-long tenure as a private detective in Thailand. … Read more about “Expat wives’ biggest fear in south-east Asia? Hubby running off with a bargirl”
Good to see Singapore publishers Periplus, EDM, Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) and Monsoon mentioned in The Guardian today. We wish Mike Stoner all the best with his new book, Jalan Jalan. … Read more about Authors looking East
President Obama and the Peanuts gang get some free publicity and an image boost by being placed next to Monsoon in today's The Bookseller e-newsletter going out to members of the UK book trade. … Read more about Obama, Peanuts and Monsoon
Monsoon has arrived. A mention in The Bookseller magazine, UK's business magazine of the book industry since 1858, is all the proof we need that we are officially open for business in the UK. Well, we better get to work then ... look out for some fantastic new releases in the UK this Spring, including Olivia & Sophia by Rosie Milne, Bamboo Island by Ann Bennett, Singapore Yellow by William L. Gibson, Bali Undercover by Malcolm Scott, The Defence and Fall of Singapore by Brian Farrell, The Straits Quartet by Dawn Farnham, Out in the Midday Sun by Margaret Shennan and Spirit Tiger by Barbara … Read more about The Bookseller
You know the situation in Malaysia is bad when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim declares support for his arch nemesis Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in an effort to rid the country of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak! We wish Anwar good luck.Read the history between Anwar and Dr M in "Anwar Ibrahim" by Charles Allers. … Read more about Anwar Ibrahim declares support for his arch nemesis Dr M.