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METROPOLI d'ASIA

Metropoli d'Asia

Metropoli d’Asia is a new publishing company founded by Andrea Berrini, writer and essayist. The objective is to discover, translate and offer contemporary innovative writing by Asian authors to a wide public. Europe is starting to measure up to the new economic and political giants of this continent (China and India in particular,  but there are others as well) and  consequently with the new cultural scenes, the new schools and languages of contemporary Asia. This leads to the need to look more closely at the metropolises,  cities which have undergone tremendous change in the past two decades and will change even more. Metropoli d’Asia intends to concentrate on authors living in many countries who experience their reality at first hand and on novels with urban settings; authors linked to a place, with which they have a physical and material contiguity, because they  tread their streets and know their neighbourhoods and have a direct relationship with their inhabitants. 

We are also exploring various forms of cooperation in loco, working in close contact with writers, agencies, magazines and literary circles. We do not want to restrict ourselves to what is offered by the global publishing i ndustry, but we want to play an active part in the cultural debate, building up direct relations with authors and local organizations and taking part with our events in literary festivals.  For this reason, we are forming partnerships in Asian countries so that we can have the point of view of those who live there. Our website will be an open forum for discussion, between readers and professionals in Italy and Asian writers.


A brief rundown on the italian daily newspapers presentation of Metropoli d'Asia (documents available in italian only).


Repubblica (13 ottobre 2009)

Repubblica (6 ottobre 2009)

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