Archive for Authors

Prabda Yoon

Prabda Yoon was born in Bangkok, left for the United States at 14 and returned at 26. He has since written almost everything, from short stories, novels, essays, film reviews, screenplays, to song lyrics. His 2002 story collection, Kwam Na Ja Pen (Probability), won the S.E.A. Write Award. He is also the founder of Typhoon […]

Christopher West

Christopher West studied philosophy at the London School of Economics, and since leaving university has earned a living as a writer—of anything, from novels to brochures for ice-cream machines. He lives in Britain but has written extensively about the East. His first published work Journey to the Middle Kingdom was an account of a journey […]

Jampee Tawylert

Jampee Tawailert is a native of Korat Province. She is a rare and remarkable woman and author, who has overcome many challenges in life. Despite having only six years of formal schooling, she endeavored at writing (in Thai language). After several years she completed a book based on her own life growing up as a […]

Eric Stone

The official website: http://www.ericstone.com/ Eric Stone has worked as a writer, photographer, editor, publisher and publishing consultant. As a writer he’s covered a wide range of topics, including business, economics, finance, politics, arts, culture, sports, and travel. For eleven years he lived in Asia, based in Hong Kong, then Jakarta. He’s best known for his […]

H.E. Sam Sotha

Secretary-General, Cambodian Mine Action Authority, and Advisor to the Prime Minister of Cambodia Sam Sotha and his wife Sony are survivors of the Khmer Rouge’s brutal regime. Sam Sotha’s memoir, In The Shade of A Quiet Killing Place, is an inspirational story of faith in the couple’s four-year journey and survival through the Killing Fields. […]

Richard Rubenstein

Richard Rubenstein is the author of eight books on violent conflicts and their resolution, including the best-selling When Jesus Became God and the more recent Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War. A graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School, he is University Professor of Conflict Resolution at George Mason University and […]

Matt Rees

Matt Rees is an award-winning crime novelist who lives in Jerusalem. The French magazine L’Express called him “the Dashiell Hammett of Palestine.” As a journalist, Rees covered the Middle East for over a decade. Yasser Arafat once tried to have him arrested, but Matt eluded him to write his novels. He was born in Newport, […]

Colin Piprell

Official Website: http://www.collinpiprell.com Collin Piprell is a Canadian writer and editor based in Bangkok. He has also lived in England, where he did graduate work at Oxford, and in Kuwait, where he learned to sail, waterski, and make a credible red wine in plastic garbage bins. Before and after the Oxford and Kuwait years Collin […]

Bopha Phorn

Bopha Phorn is an investigative reporter for the Cambodian Daily. This is her first published short story.

Gary Phillips

Gary Phillips draws on his experiences ranging from printer, labor organizer, to delivering dog cages in writing his tales of chicanery and malfeasance. He is the co-editor and contributor to Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail, has a short story in the Heroin Chronicles, and his novel Warlord of Willow Ridge, resides at the […]

Andrew Nette

Andrew Nette is a writer based in Melbourne, Australia. He is one of the editors of the on-line magazine Crime Factory (www.thecrimefactory.com). His short fiction has appeared in a number of print and on-line publications. His debut novel Ghost Money, a crime story set in Cambodia in the mid-nineties, was recently published by Snubnose Press. […]

Giancarlo Narciso

Born and grown up in Milano, Giancarlo Narciso fell in love with Southeast Asia in the mid seventies. He lived in Indonesia, India, Singapore, Japan, and Mexico, before settling down in the Italian Alps in 1993. Giancarlo keeps on returning to the island of Lombok, Indonesia, which is the only place he calls home. He […]

Barbara Nadel

Barbara Nadel is the author of the critically acclaimed detective series featuring Turkish sleuth, Inspector Cetin Ikmen. In 2005 her seventh Ikmen book won the CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction. Whilst continuing with the Ikmen series, Barbara has recently embarked on a new series set in her native East London. The first book ‘A Private […]

Christopher G. Moore

Canadian Christopher G. Moore is the creator of the award-winning Vincent Calvino crime fiction series and the author of the Land of Smiles Trilogy. In his former life, he studied at Oxford University and taught law at the University of British Columbia. He wrote radio plays for the CBC and NHK before his first novel […]

Christopher Minko

Australian Christopher Minko is the founder, composer, songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist of “KROM,” the elusive, exclusive and reclusive Phnom Penh-based band formed in 2010 with Khmer vocalist Sophea Chamroeun and sound engineer Sarin Chhuon. After a youth drenched in music, he was part of the cult 80s Australian band “The Bachelors from Prague” before arriving […]

John Lantigua

John Lantigua shared the the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 1999 and the Robert Kennedy Journalism Prize in 2004 and 2006. He is the author of seven novels. The Lady from Buenos Aires (2007) and On Hallowed Ground (2011) both won the International Latino Book Award for Mystery Writing.

Suong Mak

Suong Mak is a Cambodian writer. His novel Boyfriend, the first contemporary Khmer novel about a gay-male couple, is being translated into English. His short story in this anthology is his first work to appear in the English language. He is 26 years old. Phnom Penh Noir: Hell in the City.

Ernesto Mallo

Ernesto Mallo is a self-taught writer, unredeemed and proud of it. To his fortune, God abandoned him as a child so he began writing because it was the only thing he did well at school. He had many different jobs, some not quite legal and others downright subversive but was never caught. He devotes all […]

Father Joe Maier

Father Joe Maier, C.Ss.R. has ministered to the poor in Bangkok’s slums for over 40 years. As the Parish Priest of the Catholic community, he has lived alongside the poor residents around the city’s main slaughterhouse in Klong Toey slums—which is how he became known as “The Slaughterhouse Priest.” Fr. Joe co-founded the Human Development […]

Mike Lawson

Mike Lawson has published seven thrillers: The Inside Ring, House Secrets, and House Divided were all nominated for the Barry Award. House Rules was a Nancy Pearl Pick and an Indie Pick. House Justice was called “a perfect political thriller” by Library Journal. His seventh novel, House Blood, was released in July 2012 and Mike […]

Kosal Khiev

Kosal Khiev is a Cambodian poet, singer, and performer jailed during his teens in the US prison system and returned to Cambodia after serving his sentence. He was born in a Thai refugee camp. His performance on TED secured his reputation as a fresh, important voice. He was chosen by the Cultural Olympiad in association […]


Kaewmala is a pseudonym of a Thai author who is fascinated by language and culture. Kaewmala is bicultural and bilingual (in English and Thai) and has extensive cross-cultural experience. Her primary career is in international development. The idea of Sex Talk struck her one morning while in the shower. She wondered how many words about […]

Alex Kerr

Alex Kerr (born 1952) is an American writer based in Japan and Thailand. He is well known for his book Lost Japan (1994), which describes the changes he witnessed in the country where he has lived on and off for decades since childhood. Alex originally wrote Lost Japan in Japanese, for which he was the […]

Roland Joffé

Roland Joffé is a Film Director. He was born in England in 1945. Phnom Penh Noir: Hearts and Minds.

Peter Jaggs

Peter Jaggs was born in Essex in England and has spent the best part of the last twenty-five years in Thailand since he was in his early twenties and has visited almost every province in the country. In the past, Peter has written poetry, articles and short stories for various newspapers and magazines including the […]

Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer is the author of several books about globalism and travel, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, The Global Soul and The Open Road. Based in Asia since 1987, he first visited Thailand in 1983, and has since been back to Bangkok more than 50 times. Since 1992, he’s been […]

Timothy Hallinan

Timothy Hallinan is an American thriller writer, based in Southern California and Southeast Asia. In the 1990s, Hallinan created the erudite private eye Simeon Grist, who appeared in a total of six novels, all set in Los Angeles. Since publication in 2007, his second series, set in Bangkok, has received critical acclaim. Tim has lived […]

John Hail

John Hail is an international correspondent based in Bangkok and served as bureau chief for UPI and DPA. He has covered major events in Asia since 1976 and is among the best known members of the Bangkok foreign correspondent community—a 25-year member and two-time board member of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand. John Hail […]

James Grady

James Grady’s first novel became Robert Redford’s movie Three Days of the Condor and gave Grady a career with scores of novels and short stories as well as stints as a U.S. Senate aide, an international investigative reporter, and a Hollywood writer. Grady lives in Washington, D.C. Phnom Penh Noir: The Fires of Forever.

George Fetherling

Douglas George Fetherling (born 1949) is a Canadian poet, novelist, journalist and essayist. One of the most prolific figures in Canadian letters, he has written and edited more than fifty books, including more than a dozen volumes of poetry, two novels, and a multi-volume memoir. He wrote as either Doug or Douglas Fetherling until 1999 […]

Ruth Dudley Edwards

Ruth Dudley Edwards’s non-fiction includes biographies of Patrick Pearse, Victor Gollancz and newspapermen Hugh Cudlipp and Cecil King, as well as the history of The Economist, a portrait of Ulster Orangemen, and Aftermath: the Omagh bombing and the families’ pursuit of justice (long-listed for the Orwell Prize). Her latest satirical crime novel, Killing the Emperors, […]

Police General Vasit Dejkunjorn

Police General Vasit Dejkunjorn has had a long and distinguished career as a police officer, newspaper columnist and writer. Widely regarded as a public servant with high integrity and professionalism, as a career police officer he served as police inspector-general, deputy director-general of the Royal Thai Police, chief of Royal Court Police, and after his […]

Colin Cotterill

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 […]

John Burdett

John Burdett was brought up in North London and attended Warwick University where he read English and American Literature. This left him largely unemployable until he re-trained as a barrister and went to work in Hong Kong. He made enough money there to retire early to write novels. To date he has published six novels, […]

Tew Bunnag

Tew Bunnag was born in Bangkok in 1947 and educated in Cambridge University where he studied Chinese and Economics. In his time he has been a T’ai Chi teacher as well as a volunteer worker in the Klongtoey slums and feels at home in all the stratas of Thai society. His fiction writing deals with […]

Bob Bergin

Bob Bergin, a former U.S. Foreign Service officer and a dealer in Southeast Asian antiques, writes on the history of aviation in Southeast Asia and China, and on OSS and military operations in the China-Burma-India World War II theater. He has published three novels set in Southeast Asia, and a collection of short stories: A […]

Quentin Bates

Quentin Bates escaped English suburbia as a teenager, after which his gap year in Iceland gradually became a gap decade, acquiring a family, a new language and sea legs as a trawlerman. These days he lives in England and writes, but Iceland still calls and is never far away.

Dean Barrett

Dean Barrett is the author of several novels set in Asia – Memoirs of a Bangkok Warrior; Hangman’s Point (Hong Kong); Kingdom of Make-Believe (Thailand); Skytrain to Murder (Thailand); Identity Theft (Thailand and Florida), Mistress of the East (1862 China). His recent books are Murder at the Horny Toad Bar & other Outrageous Tales of […]

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