Tom Vater

Tom Vater

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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 […]

Tom Vater is the Daily Telegraph’s Bangkok Expert!

I am very pleased to announce that I am the new Bangkok expert for The Daily Telegraph. My intitial destination guide to Bangkok has just gone online – featuring sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, and yes, even a few tipps on Bangkok‘s sometimes notorious, often hilarious and never boring nightlife! I will be updating the guide […]

Sacred Skin Book Launch at Kinokunya, Siam Paragon, Bangkok, on July 1st 2011

Aroon Thaewchatturat and Tom Vater will present their new book Sacred Skin at Kinokunya Book Shop in Siam Paragon in Bangkok on July 1st at 5pm. The authors will talk about Thailand´s sacred tattoos and sign copies of their book.

Tom Vater interviewed by Donald Gilliland

I have just been interviewed by Donald Gilliland, owner of Dasa Book Cafe, Bangkok’s best second hand bookshop, for his popular blog Garlic Never Sleeps. I answer questions about the life of a writer working in Asia, about past publications and my new book Sacred Skin, and also talk about some of my other (music) […]

Tom Vater talks Sacred Skin at the Bangkok Literary Festival on YouTube!

Publisher Visionary World have released a short promo clip for Sacred Skin – Thailand´s Spirit Tattoos, featuring a recent talk of mine at Bangkok´s first literary festival, organised by the Neilson Hays Library on May 22nd. The clip, also featuring a few pages from our forthcoming book, can now be seen on YouTube!

Tom Vater at the first Bangkok Literary Festival

Many thanks to all those who could attend my talk ´From Rough Guides to Sacred Skin`at the very first Bangkok Literary Festival at the Nelson Hays Library. I really enjoyed talking about the life of a freelance writer in a quickly changing and often brutally competitive and partially collapsing  media landscape, trying to explain what […]

Tom Vater at the first Bangkok Literary Festival – May 22nd, 2011, 6pm!

I will be giving a talk at the Nelson Hays Library on Surawong Road in Bangkok, as part of the first Bangkok Literary Festival on May 22nd, 2011. From Rough Guides to Sacred Tattoos – The changing career of a travel writer in Southeast Asia will focus on how my job has changed over the […]

Discovering Cambodia with Tom Vater – Author Q&A

Moon Cambodia author Tom Vater has recently completed an interview for Moon Guides about travel in Cambodia.

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