The Near and The Far: stories from the Asia-Pacific, David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short (eds)
From 21 of the best writers in the Asia-Pacific region comes a collection about finding connections where you least expect them.
A wonderful advance review by Sonia Nair in Books + Publishing:
‘Born out of WrICE—a program of reciprocal residencies focussed on writing from the Asia-Pacific—The Near and The Far interlaces the work of familiar Australian writers with that of emerging and established writers from the larger region. The meticulously curated mix of fiction, nonfiction, essays and poetry explore place, culture and identity in luminous and inventive ways, with each piece footnoted by the author’s brief exegesis on how the program informed their writing. […] The anthology attests to the important work that can result from writers immersing themselves in a place so unlike their home, where fresh collaborations are forged and new ways of thinking divulged.’
Other reviews can be found here.