ASIAN and Middle Eastern Literature
By Grace Talusan
“Grace Talusan writes eloquently about the most unsayable things: the deep gravitational pull of family, the complexity of navigating identity as an immigrant, and the ways we move forward even as we carry our traumas with us. Equal parts compassion and confession, The Body Papers is a stunning work by a powerful new writer who—like the best memoirists—transcends the personal to speak on a universal level.”
—Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere
Hardcover List Price: $22.99 • ISBN: 9781632061836 • Publication: Apr 9, 2019 • 5" x 7.125" • 272 pages • Nonfiction: Memoir—Family / Trauma / Immigration / Filipino Culture / Survival Stories • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632061843
By Arshia Sattar
Illustrations by Sonali Zohra
One of the world’s oldest and best-loved tales, now retold and illustrated in thrilling detail for readers of all ages.
Hardcover List Price: $22.99 • ISBN: 9781632061775 • Publication: May 8, 2018 • 7.125" x 7.125" • 192 pages • Young Adult Fiction—Classics / Hindu Epics • Ages: 10 and up • Territory: World English excluding India • eBook ISBN: 9781632061782
By Shahriar Mandanipour
Translated from the Persian by Sara Khalili
From “one of Iran's most important living fiction writers” (The Guardian) comes a fantastically imaginative story of love and war narrated by two angel scribes perched on the shoulders of a shell-shocked Iranian soldier who’s searching for the mysterious woman haunting his dreams.
Paperback List Price: $21.99 • ISBN: 9781632061287• Publication: Apr 24, 2018 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 464 pages • Fiction: Iranian / Literary / War • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061294
by Ruth Ozeki
“Ruth Ozeki, a Zen Buddhist priest, sets herself the task of staring at her face in a mirror for three full, uninterrupted hours; her ruminations ripple out from personal and familial memories to wise and honest meditations on families and aging, race and the body.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune
Paperback List Price: $9.99 • ISBN: 9781632060525 • Publication: 3/1/16 • 4-1/2" x 6” • 176 pages • Memoir / Personal Essay / Race and Diversity / Asian American / Zen Buddhism • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632060150
by Tash Aw
“Tash Aw’s The Face, so wise and so well done, made me wish it were much longer than it is.”
—Chimamanda Adichie, The Guardian's Best Books of 2016
From the the award-winning author of Five Star Billionaire and The Harmony Silk Factory comes a whirlwind personal history of modern Asia, as told through his Malaysian and Chinese heritage.
Paperback List Price: $9.99 • ISBN: 9781632060457 • Publication: 3/1/16 • 4-1/2" x 6” • 80 pages • Memoir / Personal Essay / Southeast Asia • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632060594
A finalist for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize
"The book works like an ache in the heart.... A story that purports to be about decay resounds with the stuff of life. This is a book to be savored like a fine single malt."
"A crisp and elegiac novel….Farooqi’s atmospheric prose is spare and lucid."
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Paperback List Price: $14.99 • ISBN: 9781632060372 • Publication: 9/8/15 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 216 pages • Fiction / South Asia / Pakistani Literature • Territory: U.S. • eBook ISBN: 9780989983204
by Jalal Al-e Ahmad
Translated from the Persian and with an essay by Samuel Thrope
Correspondence with Simin Daneshvar
Introduction by Bernard Avishai
The Israeli Republic “suggests how the Iranian and Israeli leaders who feel such intense mutual hostility today actually mirror one another in certain ways, particularly in their foundational attitudes toward religious authority, political and economic populism and the West. That a writer such as Al-e Ahmad, guru to the ayatollahs, liked Israel now seems touching. What he liked about Israel seems cautionary."
—Bernard Avishai, Foreign Affairs
"My intellectual hero."
—Reza Aslan, author of Zealot and No god but God
Paperback List Price: $14.99 • ISBN: 9781632061393 • Pub: 1/31/16 • 5” x 7.125” • 144 pages • Israel & Palestine History/Middle East Political Science • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9780989983259
by Githa Hariharan
“In essays that bespeak a thoroughly cosmopolitan sensibility, Githa Hariharan not only takes us on illuminating tours through cities rich in history, but gives a voice to urban people from all over the world—Kashmir, Palestine, Delhi—trying to live with basic human dignity under circumstances of dire repression or crushing poverty.”
—J. M. Coetzee
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060617 • Publication: 3/22/16 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 304 pages • Travel: India / Essays / Memoir • Territory: North America • eBook ISBN: 9781632060631
by Juan Pablo Iglesias
Illustrations by Alex Peris
Translated from the Spanish by Ilan Stavans
Translated into Hebrew by Eliezer Nowodworski and Frieda Press-Danieli
Translated into Arabic by Randa Sayegh
A one-of-a-kind, uplifting picture book about a Jewish boy and a Palestinian boy who bond on the soccer field—translated into English, Hebrew, and Arabic.
Hardcover List Price: $19.99 • ISBN: 9781632061560 • Publication: 8/13/19 • 8.5” x 8.5” • 40 pages • Children's Picture Book: Chilean / Hebrew / Arabic / Diversity / Cultural Acceptance • Ages: 3–6 • Territory: World English, Hebrew, Arabic • eBook ISBN: 9781632061577
“This is a gem of a book and the author is a real find. At last the subcontinent can rejoice in having acquired its own avatar of the iconic Jane Austen...Here is the same keen observation of social mores, the sympathy for human foibles, the rapier-like wit that makes one laugh aloud and the simple, elegant prose in which it is all expressed.”
eBook List Price: $14.99 • ISBN: 9780989983204 • Publication: 10/15/13 • Fiction / South Asia / Pakistani Literature