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Colin Cotterill

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Colin Cotterill was born in London and trained as a teacher and set off on a world tour that didn’t ever come to an end. Colin has taught and trained teachers in Thailand and on the Burmese border. He spent several years in Laos, initially with UNESCO and wrote and produced a forty-program language teaching series; English By Accident, for Thai national television.

All the while, Colin continued with his two other passions; cartooning and writing. He contributed regular columns for the Bangkok Post. It wasn’t until his work with trafficked children that he found himself sufficiently stimulated to put together his first novel, The Night Bastard (Suk’s Editions. 2000). The reaction to that first attempt was so positive that Colin decided to take time off and write full-time.

Since 1990, Colin has been a regular cartoonist for national publications. A Thai language translation of his cartoon scrapbook, Ethel and Joan Go to Phuket and weekly social cartoons in The Nation newspaper. In 2004, an illustrated bilingual column ‘cycle logical’ was launched in Matichon Weekly magazine. Later, both comic strips have been published in book form.

In 2009, Colin Cotterill received the Crime Writers Association Dagger in the Library award for being “the author of crime fiction whose work is currently giving the greatest enjoyment to library users.”

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