"The Wandering Falcon" by Jamil Ahmad (of Pakistan)
"Rebirth" by Jahnavi Barua (of India) [not available in e-book and hard to find in print in US]
"The Sly Company of People Who Care" by Rahul Bhattacharya (of India)
"River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh (of India)
"Please Look After Mom" by Kyung-Sook Shin (of South Korea)
"Dream of Ding Village" by Yan Lianke (of China)
"The Lake" by Banana Yoshimoto (of Japan)Of these authors, I've only read Yoshimoto beforehand and if her past work is indicative of the quality here, then this shortlist should contain some excellent reading. If any of you have read any of these stories/authors, care to chime in with your thoughts?