Southeast Asia represents many things to different people. From the offshore banking and tourist island paradises to the mountain towns of Borneo and fishing villages along the Mekong, it is difficult to summarize such a diverse region. Anyone who has spent at least 5 minutes in any of these countries, though, can vouch for the prominence of the motorbike.
This anthology presents 27 works of short fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry on the theme of the motorbike in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. The contributing authors range from regional connoisseurs and expats to locals and those in the Diaspora, allowing for readers to approach Southeast Asia from different angles and tour as if on the back of a motorbike.
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About the Author
Literary Concept has offered a range of editorial services to the publishing industry and individuals since 2005. We have published the Anak Sastra literary journal since 2010. Beginning early 2015, we expanded our publishing wing to include e-book travel-related titles under the imprint Kewi Travels. Our first print anthology of short stories, creative nonfiction and poetry from Southeast Asia was released in 2016.
Floridian Kris Williamson has lived in Kuala Lumpur since 2005, where he serves as director of Literary Concept publishing house and consultancy. He studied music and anthropology before focusing his research interests on Southeast Asia. 'Son Complex' (2013), his first novel (and later radio play), is presented in the form of a character profile and series of sarcastic observations on urban life in Malaysia from the view of an outsider. The following year, he edited the anthology 'KL Noir: Yellow', which was nominated for a national reader's choice award and had several of the stories adapted into short or feature-length films. With a preference for writing short fiction, he has published stories in a number of anthologies in English and Malay. His work centers on contemporary urban life, and he has published across genres and styles, including satire, noir, parody, romance, cyberpunk, and even poetry and travel narratives. Consistent in his pursuit of an inconsistent reading audience, though, he has also published in periodicals and journals ranging from 'Esquire' to the 'Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television'. Additionally, he has edited the Southeast-Asian-themed quarterly literary journal 'Anak Sastra' since 2010. For more information: http://www.kriswilliamson.com/