Arthur Meursault

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About Arthur Meursault

Arthur Meursault is the author of the novel "Party Members."

Author Interview: Eric Mader

Arthur Meursault, author of Party Members, talks with Eric Mader, an American expat writer working in Taiwan. Mader’s published works include A Taipei Mutt (2002) and more recently Idiocy, Ltd., which has been translated into Chinese.

This Author Interview is by far the longest we’ve had on Bookish Asia so I’ve switched from having bold […]

By |June 21st, 2018|Author interviews|0 Comments

Trickle-Down Censorship: An Outsider’s Account of Working Inside China’s Censorship Regime • JFK Miller

China’s censors can be a sensitive bunch.

Once upon a time, I worked as an “Editorial Assistant” on a tier-2 city expat rag. Though little more than a glorified copy writer and far removed from the forefront of cutting journalism (my biggest scoop was tracking down the reservation number of a […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Lust & Philosophy • Isham Cook

Lust & Philosophy is Isham Cook’s first novel and radically different from his other books. Isham’s previously published works were anthologies of either short stories or critical essays, but this time he has attempted to create a full-length semi-autobiographical novel with academic references so deep you’ll need an excavator to […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Massage and the Writer • Isham Cook

Whether you’ll enjoy Isham’s Massage and the Writer depends on how open-minded you are. If you’re conservative – either of the traditional “thou shall not covet thy neighbour” type, or the more malignant PC liberal type that views any intimate encounters between white men and foreigners as some kind of […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Uncategorised|1 Comment

The Exact Unknown • Isham Cook

Once a platform for many a fine author – Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, HG Wells … hell, even Charles Dickens – the short story has long fallen out of favour. Nineteenth century authors looking to establish themselves would submit their short stories or serialized novel to magazines and journals. […]

By |July 31st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ways That Are Dark: The Truth about China • Ralph Townsend

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. (The more things change, the more they stay the same.)
This book on China and the Chinese will contain no apologies. It will present no strenuous effort, where uncomplimentary revelations are made, to drag in some supposedly extenuating or counterbalancing virtue possessed by the people […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Reviews, Uncategorised|0 Comments