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Author origins

Afghanistan

Native / diaspora

Deeba Zargarpur

Non-native


Armenia

Native / diaspora

Gregory Casparian

Non-native


Azerbaijan

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Bahrain

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Bangladesh

Native / diaspora

A. Ahad  |  Rumaan Alam  |  Anjum N. Choudhury  |  Saad Z. Hossain  |  Hasan Azizul Huq  |  Misba  |  

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Non-native


Bhutan

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Borneo

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Brunei

Native / diaspora

Kathrina Mohd Daud

Non-native


Burma / Myanmar

Native / diaspora

Non-native

Karen L. Abrahamson  |  John Brunner


Cambodia

Native / diaspora

Non-native


China

Native / diaspora

Kylie Lee Baker  |  Baoshu  |  Can Xue  |  Chan Koonchung  |  Chang Shi-Kuo  |  A. Y. Chao  |  Da Chen  |  Mike Chen  |  

Chen Qiufan  |  Yangsze Choo  |  Vinson Compestine  |  Ying Chang Compestine  |  Ge Fei  |  Sally Feng  |  Grace P. Fong  |  

Tess Gerritsen  |  Chloe Gong  |  Xiaolu Guo  |  Han Song  |  Hao Jingfang  |  Joan He  |  S. L. Huang  |  Gish Jen  |  Ai Jiang  |  

Jing Jiang  |  Meng Jin  |  Karen An-hwei  |  Vanessa Len  |  Ann Liang  |  Tom Lin  |  Cixin Liu  |  Em X. Liu  |  Ken Liu  |  

Marjorie M. Liu  |  Emily X. R. Pan  |  Mingwei Song  |  Frank Wu  |  Jin Yong  |  An Yu  |  Catherine Yu  |  C. Pam Zhang  |  

Zhang Yueran  |  Amélie Wen Zhao  |  Katie Zhao

Non-native

Brian Aldiss  |  Peter S. Beagle  |  Iver P. Cooper  |  Ctein  |  Eric Flint  |  Rob J. Hayes  |  Lafcadio Hearn  |  

Nathaniel Isaacson  |  Emmi Itäranta  |  Guy Gavriel Kay  |  John Sandford


Cyprus

Native / diaspora

Non-native


East Timor

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Georgia

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Hong Kong

Native / diaspora

Eric Choi  |  Celeste Ng

Non-native

Raven Bond  |  Garry Kilworth


India

Native / diaspora

Akashsiddarth  |  Deepa Anappara  |  Avakkai & Chukka  |  Arpit Bakshi  |  Suparno Banerjee  |  Ashok K. Banker  |  

Abhisek Basu  |  Samit Basu  |  Ven Begamudré  |  Tanvi Berwah  |  J. Furcifer Bhairav  |  Tanaz Bhathena  |  Gautam Bhatia  |  

Lokenath Bhattacharya  |  Ratnakar D. Bhelkar  |  Jasbinder Bilan  |  Priya Sarukkai Chabria  |  Olivia Chadha  |  

Vikram Chandra  |  Indira Chandrasekhar  |  Rimi B. Chatterjee  |  Seema Chatterjee  |  Minakshi Chaudhury  |  

Cherrie Lalnunziri Chhangte  |  Venita Coehlo  |  Roshani Chokshi  |  Indrapramit Das  |  Rana Dasgupta  |  

Sayantani DasGupta  |  Iona Datt Sharma  |  Siddhartha Deb  Vishwesh Desai  |  Sachin Dev  |  Rashmi Ruth Devadasan  |  

Samuel Dharmendar  |  S. B. Divya  |  Neil D’Silva  |  Anshul Dupare  |  Naveen Durgaraju  |  Tutu Dutta  |  Jessica Faleiro  |  

Amitav Ganguly  |  Jamila Gavin  |  Abhijit Ghosh  |  Amitav Ghosh  |  Himanshu Goel  |  Vidyut Gore  |  Nanda Guruswamy  |  

Laxmi Hariharan  |  Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain  |  Saiswaroopa Iyer  |  J. V. Jayakumar  |  Jemimah Jonah  |  Kanchan Joshi  |  

Ruchir Joshi  |  Kuber Kaushik  |  Tabish Khair  |  Easterine Kire  |  Lavanya Lakshminarayan  |  Manjula Padmanabhan  |  

Karan Mahajan  |  J. Pal  |  Vaishnavi Patel  |  Kritika H. Rao  |  Salman Rushdie  |  Amal Singh  |  Aditya Sudarshan  |  

Vauhini Vara  |  Aparna Verma

Non-native

Ruskin Bond  |  Eric Brown  |  John Brunner  |  Monica Byrne  |  Alan Dean Foster  |  Paul R. Hardy  |  Rudyard Kipling  |  

Tanith Lee  |  Ian McDonald


Indonesia (including Western New Guinea)

Native / diaspora

Nukila Amal  |  Nadia Bulkin  |  Sarina Dahlan

Non-native

Brian Aldiss  |  Daniel M. Bensen  |  Gwyneth Jones  |  


Iran / Persia

Native / diaspora

Shokoofeh Azar  |  Sadegh Hedayat  |  Kiyash Monsef

Non-native

Lloyd Alexander  |  Ben Jeapes


Iraq

Native / diaspora

Jim Al-Khalili  |  Hassan Blasim

Non-native

Saad Z. Hossain  |  Paul McAuley


Israel

Native / diaspora

Asaf Ashery  |  Ibitsam Azem  |  Uri Dan  |  Shawn Edrei  |  Ofir Touché Gafla  |  Rivka Galchen  |  Uri Geller  |  Elana Gomel  |  

Etgar Keret  |  Lavie Tidhar  |  

Non-native

Richard Z. Chesnoff  |  Peter Mann


Japan

Native / diaspora

Kōbō Abe  |  Akira  |  Asahi Akisaka  |  Ryunosuke Akutagawa  |  Ryka Aoki  |  Yoshio Aramaki  |  Hiro Arikawa  |  

Ken Asamatsu  |  Kylie Lee Baker  |  Masako Bandō  |  Emma Mieko Candon  |  Traci Chee  |  Osamu Dazai  |  Toh Enjoe  |  

Eugie Foster  |  Taiyo Fujii  |  Jyouji Hayashi  |  Tobi Hirotaka  |  Shinichi Hoshi  |  Tomoyuki Hoshino  |  Takuji Ichikawa  |  

Natsuki Ikezawa  |  Kazuo Ishiguro  |  Naomi Ishiguro  |  Tatsuaki Ishiguro  |  Yuba Isukari  |  Project Itoh  |  Yukako Kabei  |  

Julie Kagawa  |  Chōhei Kambayashi  |  Arata Kanoh  |  Alma Katsu  |  Yasunari Kawabata  |  Toshikazu Kawaguchi  |  

Hiromi Kawakami  |  Genki Kawamura  |  Soshi Kawasaki  |  Yume Kitasei  |  Taku Mayumura  |  Yukio Mishima  |  

Haruki Murakami  |  Sequoia Nagamatsu  |  Naruki Nagakawa  |  Hitoshi Ône  |  Hideaki Sena  |  Makoto Shinkai  |  

Izumi Suzuki  |  Darcy Tamayose  |  Takayuki Tatsumi  |  Nagaru Tanigawa  |  Yoko Tawada  |  Mizuki Tsujimura

Non-native

Isidor Baumgartl  |  Pat Cadigan  |  Peter Carey  |  Jennifer Hayashi Danns  |  Philip K. Dick  |  William Gibson  |  

Paul R. Hardy  |  Lafcadio Hearn  |  Lian Hearn  |  Ian McDonald  |  Eli K. P. William


Jordan

Native / diaspora

Sonia Nimr

Non-native


Kazakhstan

Native / diaspora

Sergei Lukyanenko

Non-native


Kuwait

Native / diaspora

Chelsea Abdullah

Non-native


Kyrgyzstan

Native / diaspora

Chingiz Aitmatov

Non-native


Laos

Native / diaspora

Lori M. Lee

Non-native


Lebanon

Native / diaspora

Amal El-Mohtar  |  Jeremy Szal

Non-native


Macau

Native / diaspora

Julia Vee

Non-native


Malaysia

Native / diaspora

Hanna Alkaf  |  Zen Cho  |  Yangsze Choo  |  Chua Gaut Eng  |  Joshua Kam  |  Vanessa Len  |  Celeste Lim  |  Golda Mowe  |  

Tao Wong

Non-native

Marc de Faoite


Maldives

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Mongolia

Native / diaspora

Non-native

Robert Silverberg


Nepal

Native / diaspora

Non-native

Kim Stanley Robinson


North Korea

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Oman

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Pakistan

Native / diaspora

Mohsin Hamid  |  Mohammed Hanif  |  Aroosa Kanwal  |  Usman T. Malik  |  Shazia Sadaf  |  Bina Shah  |  

Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

Non-native


Palestine

Native / diaspora

Nadia Afifi  |  Emile Habiby  |  Sonia Nimr

Non-native

Garry Kilworth


Pashtunistan

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Philippines

Native / diaspora

Dean Francis Alfar  |  Nikki Alfar  |  Sage Alfar  |  Janella Angeles  |  Louis Bulaong  |  Ian Rosales Casocot  |  

Roshani Chokshi  |  Rin Chupeco  |  Vida Cruz-Borja  |  Joel Donato Ching Jacob  |  Victor Manibo  |  Kristine Ong Muslim  |  

Victor Fernando R. Ocampo  |  Eliza Victoria

Non-native


Qatar

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Russia

Native / diaspora

Vassily Aksyonov  |  Isaac Asimov  |  Michael Atamanov  |  Vadim Babenko  |  Yaroslav Barsukov  |  Alexander Beliaev  |  

Dmitri Bilenkin  |  Alexander Bogdanov  |  Yuri Buida  |  Kir Bulychev  |  Dmitry Bykov  |  Paddy Chayefsky  |  

Fyodor Dostoyevsky  |  Maria Galina  |  Olesya Salnikova Gilmore  |  Nikolai Gogol  |  Igor Goriatchev  |  Alexander Grin  |  

Henry Iliowizi  |  Vsevolod Ivanov |  Yuri Kapralov  |  Oleg Kashin  |  Leo Kassil  |  Alexander Kazantsev  |  Sergey Mavrodi  |  

Dem Mikhailov  |  Vladimir Mikhanovsky  |  Vladimir Obruchev  |  Mikhail Shishkin  |  Vladimir Sorokin  |  Arkady Strugatsky  |  

Boris Strugatsky

Non-native

K. L. Abrahamson  |  Anindita Banerjee  |  Ken MacLeod  |  Adam Roberts  |  Norman Spinrad


Saudi Arabia

Native / diaspora

Zamil Akhtar  |  Yasser Bahjatt  |  Zain Khalid

Non-native


Siberia

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Singapore

Native / diaspora

Meihan Boey  |  Audrey Chin  |  Joyce Chng  |  Terence Chua  |  Suffian Hakim  |  Rachel Heng  |  Judith Huang  |  Isa Kamari  |    

Yihan Sim  |  Teo Xue Shen  |  Tham Cheng-E  |  Kevin Martens Wong  |  Daryl Qilin Yam  |  Neon Yang  |  Nicholas Yong

Non-native

Shelly Bryant  |  Jon Gresham  |  Garry Kilworth  |  Jason Erik Lundberg


South Korea

Native / diaspora

Renée Ahdieh  |  Ahn Do-hyun  |  Bae Myung-hoon  |  Kat Cho  |  Cho Nam-Joo |  Jin-young Choi  |  Seo-Young Chu  |  

Bora Chung  |  Han Kang  |  Angela Mi Young Hur  |  Hwang Jungeun  |  Hwang Sok-yong  |  Hwang Sun-Mi  |  Minsoo Kang  |  

Kim Un-su  |  Hana Lee  |  James Han Mattson  |  Sarah Suk

Non-native

César Aira  |  Naomi Foyle


Sri Lanka / Ceylon

Native / diaspora

Shehan Karunatilaka  |  Yudhanjaya Wijeratne  |  Subodhana Wijeyeratne

Non-native

Arthur C. Clarke


Syria

Native / diaspora

Zeyn Joukhadar  |  Lucian

Non-native


Taiwan

Native / diaspora

K-Ming Chang  |  Chang Shi-kuo  |  Chang Yu-Ko  |  Curtis C. Chen  |  Linda Cheng  |  Chi Ta-wei  |  Ted Chiang  |  John Chu  |  

Wesley Chu  |  Huang Fan  |  Judy I. Lin  |  Emily X. R. Pan  |  Sheung-King  |  Wu Ming-yi

Non-native

Gary Gibson  |  J. J. Green


Tajikistan

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Tibet

Native / diaspora

Non-native

Lionel Davidson


Thailand

Native / diaspora

Paul Adirex  |  Tew Bunnag  |  Doungjai Gam  |  Salinee Goldenberg  |  Uthis Haemamool  |  Siriworn Kaewkan  |  

Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa  |  Win Lyovarin  |  Ploi Pirapokin  |  Wimon Sainimnuan  |  Peng Shepherd  |  S. P. Somtow  |  

Christina Soontornvat

Non-native

Jim Algie  |  Paolo Bacigalupi  |  Dean Barrett  |  Lawrence Block  |  David B. Bond  |  Sean Bunzick  |  Richard Calder  |  

Stephen J. Carter  |  John Gartland  |  Thomas Olde Heuvelt  |  Gwyneth Jones  |  Garry Kilworth  | Alasdair D. McLeod  |  

Christopher G. Moore  |  James A. Newman  |  Jim Newport  |  Collin Piprell  |  Peter J. White  |  Robert Charles Wilson  |  

David Young


Turkey

Native / diaspora

Gregory Casparian  |  Moris Farhi  |  M. Hüsnü Özkurt  |  Elif Shafak

Non-native

Paul R. Hardy  |  Ian McDonald  |  Robert Silverberg


Turkmenistan

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Ukraine

Native / diaspora

Achmed Abdullah  |  Mikhail Bulgakov  |  Anatoly Dnieprov  |  Marina Dyachenko  |  Sergey Dyachenko  |  Mikhail Emtsev  |  

Sever Gansovsky  |  Elana Gomel  |  Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky  |  Eremei Parnov  |  Carl Sagan  |  Alex Shvartsman  |  

Ilya Varshavsky  |  Yuliia Vereta

Non-native


UAE

Native / diaspora

Saara El-Arifi

Non-native


Uzbekistan

Native / diaspora

Non-native


Vietnam

Native / diaspora

Julie C. Dao  |  Aliette de Bodard  |  Lena Nguyen  |  Linh S. Nguyễn  |  Hoa Pham  |  Dustin Thao  |  Trang Thanh Tran  |  

Van Hoang

Non-native

Howard Fast  |  Joe Haldeman


Yemen

Native / diaspora

Non-native

Garry Kilworth


Below are listed all known author origins for writing from Asian countries, including their particular diaspora. Non-native writers are also included where known, when their writing concerns individual nations.