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Tom Vater

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My catalogue of field recordings from Asia at The British Library.

Between 1995 and 2004 I recorded several hundred hours of music and sounds from Asia for The British Library’s National Sound Archive – material from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, The Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, India and Nepal. I recorded mostly the music of minorities and musicians in remote rural locations. I released several CD collections of […]

The 5th International Tattoo Convention in Kathmandu

       I am currently wrapping up a bunch of stories about the 5th International Tattoo Convention in Nepal and its aftermath. It’s been a pleasure working with French journalists Laure Siegel and Dom Pichard as well as meeting countless interesting and wonderful tattoo artists and punters on the roof of the world. The […]

Dans Katmandou en deuil – Reporting from Nepal for Mediapart with Laure Siegel

Ces journalistes étaient à Katmandou au Népal, ce samedi 25 avril 2015, lorsque la terre a tremblé. Le séisme, le plus grave depuis 1934, a coûté la vie à plus de 5 500 personnes et le bilan n’est pas définitif. Des dizaines de milliers de familles sont à la rue, le pauvre réseau d’infrastructures a été […]

My story on the Nepal earthquake for The Daily Telegraph: What does the future hold for tourism?

Holidaymakers in Nepal were helping dig locals out of the rubble in the aftermath of Saturday’s earthquake. Tom Vater assesses the damage to the country’s tourist industry. Read the full story in The Daily Telegraph today.

Kathmandu – A City in Shock in The Nikkei Asian Review

Numerous aftershocks wracked Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and surrounding regions into Monday, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the region Saturday afternoon, killing more than 3,700 people and injuring at least 6,500. Many more people have been left homeless, while others are camping in the streets for fear that aftershocks could hit their residences…. Read the […]

Trembling Kathmandu – my on the ground view in The Nikkei Aisan Review

My on the ground view of the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal in the Nikkei Asian Review.

Happy New Year and thanks to all my Readers

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu reviewed at The Crime Segments

“There are plenty of unique, crazy and offbeat characters that fill this novel, and the author has a keen eye for detail.  The part of this story that took place in the Blue Parrot is one of my favorites, and is an excellent example of how the author sets a scene that sucks the reader […]

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu reviewed by Ron McMillan at Amazon

Great review of The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu by Ron McMillan at Amazon. “My first experience of Kathmandu dates back to the days when the flawed heroes of The Devil’s Road rolled into town in their beaten up van – and the author has captured the period beautifully. The cheap hostels and lakeside hangouts (in […]

Beeizebub Travels in a Bedford

A great new review of my first novel The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, published in The Advisor, a Cambodian weekly! “There is no question as to how Tom Vater came up with the title to his novel The Devil’s Road To Kathmandu: the sheer mix of danger, drugs and salacious exploits transports the reader straight […]

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