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PRH Southeast Asia announces inaugural list

The new Southeast Asia arm of Penguin Random House (PRH SEA) has announced its inaugural list of 93 titles, reports the Straits Times.

The first list from the Singapore-based operation, which was announced in October last year, includes authors from more than 10 countries, including Singapore, India, the Philippines and Indonesia, and spans fiction, nonfiction, children’s and learning. The forthcoming titles are written in English, but PRH SEA is planning to translate works into other languages, and aims to expand its list to 500 titles over the next few years.

Books on the inaugural list include a novel by Indonesian author Laksmi Pamuntjak; a nonfiction examination of the war on terrorism in the Philippines by Filipino journalist Rene Acosta; an ‘interactive thriller’ series by Singaporean children’s author Don Bosco; and the debut novel from Singapore-based Korean writer Sun Jung.

PRH India and SEA chief executive Gaurav Shrinagesh said, ‘We want to provide authors a platform to engage with a larger readership within the Asian community and potentially look at how to give them voices internationally.’



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