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Author Interview: Shawna Yang Ryan

Shawna Yang Ryan is a former Fulbright scholar and the author of Water Ghosts (Penguin Press 2009) and mostly recently Green Island (Knopf 2016), a novel exploring the dark days of Taiwan’s post-WW II White Terror period. Originally from California, Shawna Yang Ryan now lives on Oahu, where she teaches in the […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Author interviews|0 Comments

Author Interview: David Eimer

Now based in Bangkok, British journalist David Eimer was the China Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph from 2007 to 2012. He is the author of The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

What was the inspiration for writing The Emperor Far Away?

The genesis for the book was a […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Author interviews|0 Comments

Author Interview: Chris Tharp

American Chris Tharp has called Busan, South Korea home for over a decade. He is the author of  Dispatches from the Peninsula: Six Years in South Korea and The Worst Motorcycle in Laos: Rough Travels in Asia. Both books are published by Signal 8 Press.

How did you end up living in […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Author interviews|0 Comments

Author Interview: Bradley Winterton

Bradley Winterton is a British freelance writer and book-reviewer living in Asia. He’s the author of three travel guidebooks (to Bali, Thailand and Japan, the last as co-author), and two books on operas at Macau’s annual International Music Festival. He hasn’t been home to the UK since 1990. He started […]

By |April 11th, 2016|Author interviews|0 Comments

Author Interview: David Leffman

British travel writer David Leffman has written numerous guide books, including ones for Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Iceland. He is also the author of The Mercenary Mandarin: How a British adventurer became a general in Qing-dynasty China, which tells the amazing story of Jersey-born William Mesny. Mesny ran off to […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Author interviews|0 Comments

Author Interview: T.C. Locke (T.C. Lin)

T.C. Locke (aka T.C. Lin) is the author of Barbarian at the Gate: From the American Suburbs to the Taiwanese Army. The book describes how the author – soon after gaining Taiwanese citizenship – found himself called up for two years of compulsory military service in the ROC (Republic of China) army.

Why did […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Author interviews|0 Comments

Author Interview: Jonathan Adams

An interview with Jonathan Adams, author of Welcome Home, Master: Covering East Asia in the Twilight of Old Media.

American journalist Jonathan Adams reported on East Asia for a decade. Welcome Home, Master is his honest, funny, and revealing behind-the-scenes look at foreign reporting, and the reality of making a living […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Author interviews|0 Comments