Category Archives: Diane Wei Liang

Writing noir fiction in Asia

Late last week in Phnom Penh a book was launched that I’m very proud to have a story in. It’s called Phnom Penh Noir, an anthology of 14 noir stories set in Cambodia. Amongst the authors are Roland Joffe, the … Continue reading

Great crime reads set in Asia

Okay, I’ve sat patiently through the hype about Scandinavian crime fiction, which shows no sign of ending, only to read recently that the next big thing in crime fiction is central Europe. I keep thinking people will eventually discover Asia … Continue reading

In China, crime fiction and social harmony do not mix

Something was confirmed for me over the last couple of days that I’ve long suspected: crime fiction and authoritarian governments do not mix. But before I explore this further, a little background is required. On Friday night, I and over a … Continue reading