Ling Ma

Ling Ma

Ling Ma is a fiction writer. She was born in Sanming, China and grew up in Utah and Kansas. Her debut novel Severance, named a NYTimes Notable Book, has been translated into eight languages. A recipient of the Whiting Award and an NEA fellowship, she lives in Chicago, where she enjoys visiting her favorite indie bookstores. These include Unabridged Books, The Dial, Pilsen Community, City Lit, and the Seminary Co-op, among others. Another great place to order books online is
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The geographical region that comprises Asia is vast and varied—and so are the stories that have emerged from it. And as the continent consists of more than 50 countries, it is nearly impossible to narrow down a list of the best Asian literature. So, for this collection, we’ve elected to highlight the wonderful works crafted by authors who are from the East Asian region or are of East Asian descent. We’ve chosen some of the greatest works by genre to get you started.

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