More alloy than purely ferrous, Margaret Thatcher could be insecure and compromising, her official biographer admits. A second chronicler rises for the defence
A kidnap negotiator shares his techniques in a lively memoir
Vladimir Putin's enemies flee or die. National interest is swept aside by one man's mania for absolute control
In an all-too-rare lecture, author Haruki Murakami opens up about himself
Bangkok expat writers form a 'brigade' of social critics updating Orwell's warning
Bookworms leaf hungrily away in Tokyo's back-street cafe libraries
Celebrating Bangkok's year as World Book Capital, Asia Books set up an exhibition this week at Siam Paragon for "King Bhumibol Adulyadej: A Life's Work", a biography newly translated as "Klang Chai Rat".
A new book reveals what life is really like in Thailand's deep south
The world's largest award for children's literature has been won by a picture book illustrator whose work 'exposes the absurdities of the adult world'
A complete and engaging biography of Elizabeth II explains her quirks and underscores her value