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China’s Version of ‘Game of Thrones’ Gets Translated For Western Readers

Beloved Chinese kung fu epic novel “She Diao Ying Xiong Zhuan” (often translated as “Legends of the Condor Heroes”) is set to make its debut in the United Kingdom with a 12-volume series under British publisher MacLehose Press.

First serialized between Jan. 1, 1957 and May 19, 1959 in Hong Kong Commercial Daily, the wuxia, or martial heroes, novel by Louis Cha Leung-Yung. a.k.a. Jin Yong, is often compared to J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” and George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” due to its complex storylines and overall epic scale.

Author Jamie Ford Says ‘No Whitewashing’ of Asian American Protagonists in His Book’s Film Adaptation

A movie adaptation of Jamie Ford’s best-selling novel “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” is in the works as Ford assures that there will be no whitewashing of its characters.

The 2009 historical fiction tells the bittersweet story of friendship and love between Chinese-American boy Henry Lee and Japanese-American girl Keiko Okabe during the Japanese internment period in World War II.

Singaporean Author Lands Six-Figure Deals From U.S., U.K. Publishers for Her First Novel

A new author from Singapore has recently scored six-figure (local currency) deals for her debut novel.

London-based Rachel Heng, who only started writing novels three years ago, told Straits Times that her first one has major publishers from the United States and Britain participating in an auction to bid for the publication rights to her book.