Buy Me the Sky by Xinran, Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh, Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand
The best Asian books to read in 2015

Our Literature Festival Manager reveals her top Asian books to read, one for each month this year.

Bidisha calls for greater understanding of the lives of asylum seekers

Bidisha gives an interview to Asia House ahead of the launch of her book on refugees here.

Julian Clef at Asia House
‘Western classical musicians in India have to go abroad to make a career’

Julian Clef speaks about how he taught himself the piano on an electronic keyboard in Kerala.

Indian pianist Julian Clef, left with Turkish pianist AyşeDeniz Gökçin, right
Nirvana-inspired classical music among compositions on offer at Asia House music festival

Asian and Western talent will perform music by renowned composers at The Music Futures Festival.

Asia House's first Performer in Residence Yong Min Cho performs at Asia House during a symposium on wandering
‘In wandering we are lost and this is the attraction of wandering’

A symposium took place on wandering and what it means in our growing cosmopolitan consciousness.

Hanif Kureishi will discuss his controversial novel The Last Word at The Asia House Bagri Foundation Literary Festival
The best Asian books of 2014

2014 saw a plethora of good fiction titles emerging from Asia, writes Jemimah Steinfeld.

Oi Nuen Sprunt's ShoutCryRoom which is currently on display in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia hosts artwork on anniversary of tsunami to reflect on contradictory power of water

Oi Nuen Sprunt first exhibited her installation ShoutCryRoom at Asia House in 2012.

London-based Canadian journalist and author Heidi Kingstone, left with her book, Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe, right
New book reveals underbelly of expat life in Kabul

London-based Canadian journalist Heidi Kingstone discusses her memoirs on Afghanistan.

Suki Chan: Sleep Walk Sleep Talk (2011), lightboxes commissioned by Museum of London. Film originated as a commission by FVU, part of FREE TO AIR, a four-year programme funded by London Councils and Arts Council of England.
Fragmented and fleeting glimpses of London at its rawest and most vulnerable

Hong Kong-born Suki Chan's light box captures life in the fast-moving capital of Britain.

Bidisha with Niven Govinden in the background at the More or less Asian? A debate on stereotypes in literature event held at Asia House
Asians feel trapped in ‘colonial prism’ of Western literature

Asian origin writers feel that Asia and Asians are still stereotyped in the written word.