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Picador is proud to publish a wide variety of world literature. Here are our top selections with Asian and Asian-American themes or authors.

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Hotel Iris

A Novel

In this trade paperback original, Yoko Ogawa, beloved author of The Housekeeper and the Professor, returns with the twisted tale of a young girl’s affair with...

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The Foreigner

A Novel

Winner of the Edgar® Award for Best First Novel by an American Author Set against the Taiwanese criminal underworld, The Foreigner is Francie Lin's...

Francie Lin Francie Lin

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The Interpreter

A Novel

Suzy Park is a twenty-nine-year-old Korean American interpreter for the New York City court system who makes a startling and ominous discovery about her family...

Suki Kim

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The River at the Center of the World

A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time

Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border, the Yangtze River, the symbolic heart of China pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the...

Simon Winchester

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Her name is Lovey Nariyoshi, and her Hawai’i is not the one of leis, pineapple, and Magnum P.I. In the blue collar town of Hilo, on the Big Island, Lovey and...

Lois-Ann Yamanaka Lois-Ann Yamanaka

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Behold the Many

A Novel

In 1913, stricken by tuberculosis, young Anah, Aki, and Leah are sent away from their family for treatment at St. Joseph's, an orphanage in Hawai'i's Kalihi...

Lois-Ann Yamanaka Lois-Ann Yamanaka

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Beijing Coma

A Novel

Dai Wei, a PhD student and protestor in Tiananmen Square in June 1989, was caught by a soldier's bullet and fell into a deep coma. But as the millennium draws...

By Ma Jian and Flora Drew

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Burnt Shadows

A Novel

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An Orange Prize Finalist Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. Hiroko Tanaka watches her lover from the veranda as he leaves....

Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie

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Catfish and Mandala

A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam

Winner of the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Winner of the Whiting Writers' Award A Seattle Post-Intelligencer...

Andrew X. Pham

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The Diving Pool

Three Novellas

The first major English translation of one of contemporary Japan's bestselling and most celebrated authors From Akutagawa Award-winning author Yoko Ogawa...

By Yoko Ogawa and Stephen Snyder

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Fieldwork

A Novel

When his girlfriend takes a job in Thailand, Mischa Berlinski goes along for the ride, planning to enjoy himself and work as little as possible. But one...

Mischa Berlinski Mischa Berlinski

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The Ground Beneath Her Feet

A Novel

In this remaking of the myth of Orpheus, Rushdie tells the story of Vina Apsara, a pop star, and Ormus Cama, an extraordinary songwriter and musician, who...

Salman Rushdie

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He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem—ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.  She...

Yoko Ogawa Yoko Ogawa

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Indian Summer

The Secret History of the End of an Empire

At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the British Empire withdrew from India, inviting in all the exhilaration and turmoil of a newly free society. In...

Alex Von Tunzelmann Alex Von Tunzelmann

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Meer Syal has created an indelible portrait of a close-knit group of Indian women living in London. Caught between two cultures, three childhood...

Meera Syal

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Madras on Rainy Days

A Novel

"A lyrical debut" (Asian Week) exploring the dilemma confronting Layla, a second generation Indian-American Muslim. As a dutiful Muslim daughter and an...

"..."A lyrical debut" (Asian Week) exploring the dilemma confronting Layla, a second generation Indian-American Muslim. As a dutiful Muslim daughter and an.... "A lyrical debut" (Asian Week) exploring the dilemma confronting Layla, a second generation Indian-American Muslim. As a dutiful Muslim daughter and an independent young American, Layla is torn between clashing identities. Reluctantly agreeing to her parents' wish for her to leave America and submit to an arranged marriage, Layla enters into..."

Samina Ali

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The Noodle Maker

A Novel

From Mi Jian, the highly acclaimed Chinese dissident, comes a satirical novel about the absurdities of life in a post-Tiananmen China. Two men meet for...

By Ma Jian and Flora Drew

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Sea of Poppies

A Novel

The first in an epic trilogy, Sea of Poppies is "a remarkably rich saga . . . which has plenty of action and adventure à la Dumas, but moments also of...

"...The first in an epic trilogy, Sea of Poppies is "a remarkably rich saga . . . which has plenty of action and adventure à la Dumas, but moments also of.... The first in an epic trilogy, Sea of Poppies is "a remarkably rich saga . . . which has plenty of action and adventure à la Dumas, but moments also of Tolstoyan penetration--and a drop or two of Dickensian sentiment" (The Observer [London]). At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across ..."

Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh

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Stick Out Your Tongue

Stories

When Stick Out Your Tongue was published in Chinese in 1997, a blanket ban was placed on Ma Jian's future work. With its publication in English, readers get a...

By Ma Jian and Flora Drew

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We Should Never Meet

Stories

The eight linked stories that comprise Aimee Phan's chilling debut are inspired by "Operation Babylift," the evacuation of thousands of orphans from Vietnam to...

Aimee Phan Aimee Phan

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