W&N General Hb / ETPb June £20.00 / £14.99 320pp 978 1 474 60200 6 / 978 1 474 60201 3 ebook: £20.00 / 978 1 474 60202 0
MICHAEL vATIkIOTIS blood and Silk Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia a powerful examination of the conflicts in southeast asia that risk destabilising its remarkable development.
Southeast Asia is a poster child for a model of development that for almost three decades has lifted most of the ten countries of the region out of poverty. Yet beyond the beach clubs and plush five-star hotel lobbies of Thailand and Singapore, the heart of Southeast Asia is a place where conflict is never far below the calm surface of outward politeness. In Blood and Silk, vatikiotis aims to dispel the myth of a tropical Arcadia, and give proper consideration to the grim reality of the perpetual threats to lives and livelihoods in Southeast Asia from the Islamic jihadist groups of Central Java to the rightwing buddhist nationalists of Rakhine State in Myanmar.
Michael Vatikiotis is Asia director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and has spent more than 30 years observing Southeast Asian politics. He is a regular contributor to Al Jazeera and the bbC.
W&N History Hb July £25.00 320pp 978 0 297 60943 8 ebook: £25.00 / 978 0 297 60944 5 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6805 8 / 12 hours
RICHARD MORRIS Yorkshire a lyrical history of England’s greatest county.
Yorkshire is a fascinating realm of contrasts. It has cradled and inspired some of our greatest artists and writers: from Turner to Hockney, Alan bennett to Ted Hughes.
Taking an astonishing breadth of social and cultural history that creates links as surprising as the Rising of the North in 1569 to the miners’ strike of 1984–85, Richard Morris explores Yorkshire in a new and intriguing way, following the lie of the land with his writing.
• hull is the uk’s City of Culture in 2017.
richard Morris is Professor of Conflict and Culture at the University of Huddersfield. His research on medieval and twentieth-century themes is reflected in writing that includes six books of history and historical biography including Time’s Anvil, which was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.
Location: Singapore Available for interview www.mvatikiotis.com T: @jagowriter
W&N Non-fiction • June / July 2017
Location: Harrogate, Yorkshire Available for interview