Castaway Mountain by Saumya Roy
MOONLIGHT RESTS ON MY LEFT PALM
YU XIUHUA

Starting with the viral poem “Crossing Half of China to Fuck You,” Yu Xiuhua’s raw collection in Fiona Sze-Lorrain’s translation chronicles her life as a disabled, divorced, single mother in rural China.

Author Yu Xiuhua Moonlight Rests in My Left Palm | Astra Publishing House

Born in 1976 in Hengdian, Hubei Province, China, YU XIUHUA is a woman poet from an impoverished rural background who was born with cerebral palsy. Yu began writing poetry in 1998…

Castaway Mountain by Saumya Roy
CASTAWAY MOUNTAIN
SAUMYA ROY

Castaway Mountain delivers a moving testament to the impact of fickle desires and how true love and dignity can blossom in the darkest, most desperate places.

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SAUMYA ROY is a journalist and social entrepreneur based in Mumbai. She has written for Forbes India, Mint, Outlook Magazine…

Jerusalem Beach by Iddo Gefen, Astra House
JERUSALEM BEACH
IDDO GEFEN

At once compassionate, philosophical, and humorous, Jerusalem Beach is a foray into the human condition in all its contradictions. Through a series of snapshots of contemporary life in Israel, Gefen reveals a world that’s a step from the familiar.


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IDDO GEFEN’s first book, Jerusalem Beach, was a recipient of the Israeli Minister of Culture’s Award in 2017. In 2019, Iddo won the National Library of Israel “Pardes” Scholarship for young writers… read more >>

Las Biuty Queens
LAS BIUTY QUEENS
IVÁN MONALISA OJEDA

In this acclaimed story collection, Chilean transgender performer and author Iván Monalisa Ojeda delivers an irreverent, honest and full-throated love song to New York City from the perspective of a group of trans Latinx immigrant friends.


Iván Monalisa Ojeda
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IVÁN MONALISA OJEDA was born in the late sixties in southern Chile and grew up on the shores of Lake Llanquihue. He/she studied theater at the University of Chile, in Santiago, and when he/she got his/her degree… read more >>

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WINTER PASTURE
LI JUAN

"Li Juan spent minus-20-degree nights with nomadic herders in the Chinese steppes. You'll want to join her." —Laura Miller, Slate


Li Juan
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LI JUAN was born in Xinjiang in 1979 and grew up in Sichuan province. Her writing career began in 1999 as a newspaper columnist for newspapers like Southern Weekly and Hong Kong’s Wenweipo and she is now widely regarded… read more >>

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