Founded in 2015, Balestier Press is an independent publisher proudly presenting the hidden gems of contemporary world literature, picture books, comics/graphic novels and memoirs, with a focus on Asia, Pacific and Africa. We enable a greater variety of original voices to be heard by collaborating with writers, translators, and illustrators worldwide, with the belief that the beauty of literature, stories and thoughts can connect different cultures and people across borders.

Imprint: Balestier Press, Balestier Academic, Éditions Balès, 若意文化


Hearing Others’ Voices book series: A transcultural and transdisciplinary book series in simple and straightforward language, to inform general readers, undergraduates and, above all, sixth formers and to engage their interest in recent advances in thought, unaccountably overlooked areas of the world, and key issues of the present day.

Entendre la voix des autres : Une série transculturelle et transdisciplinaire dans un langage simple et clair, afin d’informer les lecteurs, les étudiants, et surtout les élèves de première et de terminale des récents progrès de la pensée, et d’éveiller leur intérêt pour les régions du monde inexplicablement ignorées et pour les enjeux fondamentaux d’aujourd’hui.



Balestier Academic publishes peer reviewed academic monographs, proceedings, protocols, contributed volumes, and educational materials in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

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