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Balancing tradition and protest in Borneo – Nikkei Asian Review

I am very happy to have published a feature with Laure Siegel on the very brilliant anarchist art collective Pungrok Sulap in Ranau, Borneo in the Nikkei Asian Review this week. Read the full text here.

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Sacred tattoos in the Nikkei Asian Review

I just wrote a new article on Thailand’s sacred tattoos in the Nikkei Asian Review. Photographs by Aroon Thaewchatturat.

New Crime Wave Press Title: Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame DiBiasio: Paperback out now!

New Crime Wave Press Title: Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame DiBiasio Out Now!!!

After having one of our titles, Mindfulness and Murder in the Top 100 Crime novels on Amazon this week, Crime Wave Press introduces it’s latest thriller: Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame DiBiasio. Gaijin Cowgirl is a high octane adventure introducing Val Benson, flaky Tokyo hostess and utterly unreliable protagonist who stumbles across a map to one […]

Riding the Crime Wave – CWP in ASIA LIFE Magazine

Everyone has a good book in them so they say, Asia’s first English-language crime publishing house looks set to put that adage to the test. Mark Bibby Jackson interviews me about all things Crime Wave Press in this month’s ASIA LIFE Magazine, both in the Thailand and Cambodia edition. I get to talk about crime […]

Sacred Skin spread on Japanese Blog!

Nice spread and review of my book (with co-author Aroon Thaewchatturat) Sacred Skin on Japanese blog Miyakeaya. Sacred Skin was designed by acclaimed and award-winning London illustrator Austin @ NEW.

Jake Adelstein’s Tokyo Vice – Review on The Devil’s Road

I just reviewed Jake Adelstein’s Tokyo Vice for the The Devil’s Road, a blog on all things Noir and Hardboiled. Read the full review of this tale of an American journalist on Japan’s crime beat.

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