Message From The Chair
Nury Vittachi says…
Watch out, world! The Asia-Pacific creative community is waking up. People on the Eastern side of the world read more than people in the West, and we buy more books, too. We’ll soon be taking our place on the world stage. Save the dates July 17 to 19 for our 2014 conference in Singapore, which is going to be our biggest and best yet.
Full Registration Now Open
If you haven’t caught up yet, Asia Pacific Writers & Translators is holding its multifaceted 2014 conference and open day in Singapore, 17-20 July at the Art House. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! We are grateful to our member Rama or the Book Development Council for inviting us to Singapore where the NBDC is co-hositing this event. More than 70 participants have registered during the early [...]Read more...
New Translation Award
The Department of Foreign Language and Literatures of National Taiwan University is again holding the NTU Literary Translation Awards to promote to classical Chinese literature. Cash prizes will be awarded together with publication. We applaud this initiative and encourage more prizes for translation of contemporary Chinese literature, not just the classics. More….
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AP Writers’ Executive Director
Jane Camens is AP Writer’s ‘Woman Friday’, working tirelessly without salary with a tiny team of volunteers. She is also responsible for day-to-day running of AP Writers. Until AP Writers finds a funding base, we cannot provide salary for any administrative function. Meet Jane the organiser.
Asia Literary Review
Quarterly magazine published in Hong Kong showcasing contemporary literature from or about Asia. We enjoy a close association with this magazine which features the work of many AP Writers and well known authors. Subscribe, sample or submit writing online.
Awards and Prizes!
Keep abreast of new or forthcoming awards and prizes in the literary world, with details of guidelines, deadlines, criteria for entry and local writing competitions open to writers in the Asian region. Update AP Writers about your competition or award here.
Join us on Facebook
We like being ‘liked’. Our Facebook group: Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (AP Writers) constantly feeds you with the best bits of news from our site, including events, competitions/prizes, career opportunities and literary tid-bits from the region. Like
Endorsements for AP Writers
Read what leaders in the literary field have to say about AP Writers, including JM Coetzee, Christopher Merrill (UEA) , Andrew Cowan (UEA), Chris Gribble (World Literature Festival), Kate Griffin (British Centre for Literary Translation), and Xu Xi (Hong Kong City University)… read on
Members in the news
Carina Hoang recently addressed a TEDx Conference in Perth, Australia. She’s produced a moving coffee table book recounting the harrowing experiences as told by Vietnamese boat people including herself…watch the video.