We know you’re after a good read for your summer holiday, so we’ve created this special collection of short fiction. Each is original, written just for Silkroad, and set in a different Asian country. We hope they give you a fresh perspective on culture, place and people, in a way that only fiction can.

tokyo david mitchell a forgettable story yuko shimisu

A FORGETTABLE STORY

BY DAVID MITCHELL

Permission beijing china lijia zhang wenjia tang

PERMISSION

BY LIJIA ZHANG

GEEK GIRL AND THE DIGITAL PLANET Nury Vittachi LOk Wong

GEEK GIRL AND THE DIGITAL PLANET

BY NURY VITTACHI

india the fight manu joseph kalyani ganapathy goa

THE FIGHT

BY MANU JOSEPH

David Mitchell author

INTERVIEW

‘NON-FICTION AIMS AT THE BRAIN. FICTION AIMS AT THE HEART’

Lijia Jhang author

INTERVIEW

‘ENGLISH IS MY WORKING LANGUAGE BUT MY SENSIBILITY REMAINS CHINESE’

Nury Vittachi author

INTERVIEW

‘FICTION TRANSPORTS YOU … LIKE A GOOD PLANE JOURNEY’

Manu Joseph author

INTERVIEW

‘I HAVE GRUDGINGLY REVEALED A SECRET PLACE IN GOA VERY FEW TOURISTS KNOW ABOUT’