Tom Vater

Tom Vater

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Tom Vater – Crime fiction writer, Journalist, Publisher – at Clippings.me

Here’s my new and very slick professional profile at Clippings.me. Thanks for taking a look. Sure beats LinkedIn.

A Day in the Life – Asia, mon Amour

Asia, mon amour. Every time I go out in the street in my adopted continent, I see something that, by the central European standards I grew up with, is outrageous, logic defying, irresponsible, shocking or at the very least unusual. Sometimes it is terrible, at other times beautiful. Sometimes it is trivial,sometimes sublime, at other […]

A Day in the Life – Photo Moments of a Territorial Agnostic

Where it all started – standing atop a sand dune in the Draa Valley around Zagora in southern Morrocco in 1992. It looked and was unbearably romantic. I can still smell the sand today. Zagora was to become one of the main locations for the shoot of Paul Bowles‘ incredible novel The Sheltering Sky which […]

Apparently deluded author Jared Diamond sells stone dead notion of progress in book about tribal peoples

An interesting article on apparently deluded author Jared Diamond suggesting progress is an element intrinsic to human societies and that “tribal warfare tends to be chronic, because there are not strong central governments that can enforce peace” has been published in The Guardian. Sounds fascist to me and plays right into the hands of absolutist […]

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu on The Rap Sheet

I am absolutely delighted that The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, my first novel with Crime Wave Press, has been featured on acclaimed crime fiction blog The Rap Sheet. The Story Behind The Story tells how I wrote the book and shines a light on its decade long journey from conception to republication. The Story Behind […]

Tom Vater interviewed by Pat Bertram

I have been interviewed about my first novel, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, out now with Crime Wave Press,  on Pat Bertram’s literary blog.

Moon Angkor Wat First Edition is on the way – November 2012

Here’s a first preview of the cover of my forthcoming guide to Angkor Wat, including Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh, published by Moon Books in the US in November 2012. It’s been a great project to work on and I am just dealing with the final edits for the book. Photographs will be supplied […]

The Moon Guide to Angkor

Am currently on the road in Cambodia to write a brand new guide to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. Great to be on the road in 2012. The book is due out in the autumn…

Sacred Skin reviewed in this month´s Tattoo Life!

Miki Vialetto in Tattoo Life issue 72 calls my new publication, Sacred Skin, an “essential book” that “shows us that (a) tattoo still today is not simply a decoration for the body but a re-interpretation of the soul.”

From the Archives: The Greatest Show On Earth – Trailer!

The trailer for the first documentary film I worked on (screenplay and production manager), The Greatest Show on Earth, can now be viewed on director Marc Eberle’s website. The 30 min documentary follows Alok Sharma, the top policeman in charge of the 2001 Maha Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering of people on planet earth, ever! Being […]

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