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The UBUD Writers and Readers Festival Panels Online

While I was at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival in Bali last October, I took part in three panel discussions that have no gone online as audio files. You can listen to: Check out Forget the 60s, Writing to the Power of E and Give me the World. Other highlights include talks with Nick […]

On The Devil’s Road – A short film by Hans Kemp

Crime Wave Press publisher Hans Kemp has produced a short film about my journey on The Devil’s Road. The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu is my first novel, currently republished by Crime Wave Press and available as an e-book on amazon. Crime Wave Press is a Hong Kong based fiction imprint that endeavors to publish the […]

With Nick Cave in Bali

Had the pleasure of meeting Nick Cave at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival in Bali last week to talk books, writing and music and cinema…. Wanna die? Check out this short film by Marc Eberle on Srey Thy of The Cambodian Space Project meeting Nick Cave in Bali.

Srey Thy sings The Cambodian Book of the Dead

Chanteuse extraordinaire Srey Thy of The Cambodian Space Project performs for the launch of my novel The Cambodian Book of the Dead, published by Crime Wave Press, at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia. It was a real pleasure to have her sing for my reading. Wonderful coming together of music and […]

Crime Wave Press at UBUD Writers and Readers Festival

Crime Wave Press, Asia’s brand new crime fiction publishing house is launching The Cambodian Book of the Dead, my second crime novel, at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival today!!! I will read from the book after Cambodian Chanteuse Srey Thy who usually fronts The Cambodian Space Project opens the launch.  

The UBUD Writers and Readers Festival on Flickr

The official photographs of the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival 2012 in Bali on Flickr.

UBUD Writers & Readers Festival Diary by Aroon Thaewchatturat

This week, I am at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival in Bali to present my books Sacred Skin (with co-author and photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat, published by Visionary World) and The Cambodian Book of the  Dead (published by Crime Wave Press). I will also be taking part in several panel discussions. Owner of Visionary World […]

Sacred Skin of Indonesia

Photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat and myself will be giving a talk on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, sak yant, in Bali at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival next week. We will be presenting our recently published book Sacred Skin on October 6th at Bar Luna, Jl. Gootama at 7pm. Here’s a great article on Indonesia‘s long and […]

Tom Vater at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

I am absolutely delighted to have been invited to this year’s prestigious UBUD Writers and Readers Festival, which takes place in Bali from October 3rd to 7th. I will be talking about  Sacred Skin, co-authored with Aroon Thaewchatturat, the first English language book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, as well as on writing about Asia.

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