Mekong Review is literary magazine from Southeast Asia publishing book reviews, essays, interviews, profiles and fiction from Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and the Philippines.

Mekong Review was launched at the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival in Cambodia in November 2015. Our ambition was to publish a magazine that would bring the region’s literary and intellectual life to a broader audience. Today it’s available in bookshops and cafes in the major cities in Southeast Asia, Australia and the United States.

Mekong Review is an independent publication with no political, institutional or commercial affiliations.


What people said about us:

“….a welcome platform for Southeast Asian writers and scholars of the region, as well as a sharp political voice in countries where speech is perennially threatened.” – New York Timeslink

“Mekong Review is a welcome arrival, not least for its willingness to engage with, and sometimes interrogate, a diverse mix of writers, artists, thinkers and politicians who are interested in the region.” – Patrick Allington

“The publishing event of the year.” – Alexander Hinton

“The best review in Southeast Asia.” – Gregory Stanton

“A polished quarterly journal.” – Financial Times