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Cambodia: A Journey through the land of the Khmer – Book launch in Phnom Penh, December 8th

Burmese Light in The Wall Street Journal

“For the armchair traveler, Mr. Kemp’s “Burmese Light” may be the most entertaining introduction to the country. Originally from the Netherlands, Mr. Kemp has lived in the region since the 1980s and is known for books from Vietnam and Cambodia. “‘Burmese Light’ is really about this moment in transition,” he explained before the book’s launch […]

Bangkok Book Launch for Burmese Light on August 22nd

The Cambodian Book of the Dead Launch at The Big Green Bookshop in London

The London launch of my new thriller The Cambodian Book of the Dead went off beautifully, with lots of old friends and new readers showing up to my reading. Thanks to everyone who turned up! Commissioning editor Emlyn Rees from Exhibit A Books did the best introduction I’ve ever had and the Q&A was interesting. […]

The Cambodian Book of the Dead – London Launch

I will read from The Cambodian Book of the Dead, published in the UK in mid-July by Exhibit A Books. “This event is open to all, and will be an interesting evening for readers and writers alike. As a travel writer, Tom brings Cambodia to life throughout this “noticeable, gripping and above all, unexpected” book, […]

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.  

Cat and Nat Blog covers the Sacred Skin event at The Space on June 28th

Cat and Nat(Living the Thai Lifestyle), a popular Bangkok blog, covered last month’s dinner event the city’s art venue The Space, to help launch Sacred Skin, my new book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos.

Sacred Skin photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat signs copy for Roland Neveu

Photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat signs a copy of our new book Sacred Skin for Roland Neveu at a recent launch event at The Space in Bangkok.

Richard Buckley reviews Sacred Skin at The Space, Bangkok!

Richard Buckley reviews Aroon Thaewchatturat and Tom Vater giving a talk on Sacred Skin, their new book on Thailand`s spirit tattoos at Bangkok´s art venue The Space. Read the full review here.

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