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Posts tagged Bangkok Noir

Ralf Tooten talks Bangkok Noir

German photographer Ralf Tooten talks to me about his best selling photo book Bangkok Noir at sibylle.life. Read the interview here. Photograph by Laure Siegel.

Crime Wave Press – The Movie

Here’s a little story from us at Crime Wave Press. It’s about the struggle, as indie publishers, to birth great crime fiction into a market controlled by a few sluggish and conservative giants. It’s a fight we can’t win on our own. Having fantastic authors producing thrilling and captivating stories polished and edited close to […]

Fun City will punch your lights out – The new Joe Dylan novel by James Newman

  “A detective should have facts, but sometimes, you just had to dance to the song playing on the jukebox, work the instinct routine, wherever it takes you.” James Newman is cutting his anchors and leaving the shore. He probably sails under a black flag and his destination is rather undefined. He’s not concerned with […]

Bangkok Noir: Crime Fiction in the City of Angels – Jonathan DeHart in The Diplomat

Jonathan DeHart writes an in-depth article on Bangkok crime fiction in The Diplomat today. Thailand’s capital is home to a vibrant community of writers exploring the city’s vast underbelly. Excellent overview of some the city’s literary forces. Great to be interviewed for this piece and wonderful to see Crime Wave Press being mentioned. Authors James […]

Tom Vater at Detectives Beyond Borders

Peter Rozovsky, the man behind the award winning blog Detectives Beyond Borders recently took this rather grizzled picture of me for his blog post about crime fiction in South East Asia, with a nod to my crime fiction imprint Crime Wave Press. Read the lowdown here.

Bangkok Night of Noir

The second Bangkok Night of Noir had a fantastic line-up of  mostly Asia based crime writers: Cara Black, James Newman, John Burdett, Christopher G. Moore, Dean Barett, John Marango and painter Chris Coles. Great start to 2014!!! I read a chapter from The Man with the Golden Mind, which is out with Exhibit A in […]

Aroon Thaewchatturat shoots the Bangkok Fiction Night of Noir

Photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat shoots the Bangkok Night of Noir at Check Inn 99, legendary Vietnam era haunt on Sukhumvit Road (and once a watering hole (pun probably intended) for Bob Hope, on April 17th. The evening featured local literary luminaries James Newman who organized the event, Dean Barrett, Christopher C. Moore, John Gartland and me. […]

Tomorrow’s Bangkok Noir – The Windup Girl

The definitive Bangkok novel has not been written yet. But The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, a dark and fast-moving Sci-Fi novel set following the reign of Rama XII, gets pretty close. Local hacks should take note – this 500 page tome is light years ahead of the rather tepid Bangkok Noir genre. The dystopian […]

Bangkok Noir? – We’re still waiting

One of Germany’s best known writers and TV intellectuals (yes, there‘s such a thing), Roger Willemsen, recently spent three months in Bangkok, writing about the city. Every night, the experienced media professional left his hotel at 6pm to explore the underbelly of Thailand’s capital. The result is Bangkok Noir, a 350 page coffee table book […]

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