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The Next Big Thing

Janet Brown, author of Tone Deaf in Bangkok, asked me to take part in The Next Big Thing, a short interview which highlights authors and their new or forthcoming books. Thank you, Janet!!! The idea is that I answer the questions below, post the interview and then ask five other writers to answer the same […]

2011 – Sacred Tattoos, The Daily Telegraph and RocknRoll!

2011 proved to be a mad, mad year for me and I’d like to thank all the people who supported me over the past twelve months. Living it all was almost too much. Here’s to the great times this year. The publication of Sacred Skin, the first book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, was a major […]

Sacred Skin in The South China Morning Post: Thailand´s Spirit Taboos by Chris Taylor

Writer Chris Taylor reviews my new book, Sacred Skin, in The South China Morning Post. Thailand´s Spirit Taboos In Tom Vater and Aroon Thaewchatturat’s Sacred Skin – a visually compelling antidote to the usual coffee-table tributes to “amazing Thailand” – the reader is taken on a journey into an other-worldly Southeast Asia, a place of […]

Writer Chris Taylor on Global Travel and Tom Vater’s The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu

Chris Taylor, author of Harvest Season, a dystopian backpacker novel set in China that I recently reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, recaps and comments one of our meetings in Bangkok and our discussion on the future  of backpacking, guidebooks and my novel The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, which will be republished as an e-book […]

Writer Chris Taylor on Sacred Skin

Writer Chris Taylor writes about Tom Vater´s new book, Sacred Skin, in the context of Thailand´s general election. Read his account here.

Book Review: Chris Taylor´s Harvest Seaon in The Wall Street Journal

My review of Chris Taylor´s excellent novel Harvest Season is running in The Wall Street Journal this week. A thoughtful meditation on backpacker mayhem in Southern China, quite unlike Alex Garland´s The Beach. Read the full review here.

Lonely Planet no longer relevant? Find out at The Space, Bangkok, May 24th.

The end of the backpacker generation? Lonely Planet finally orbited into irrelevance? China overrun by western hippies? And is Chris Taylor´s new novel Harvest Season a worthy follow-up to Alex Garland´s The Beach? Find out on Tuesday, May 24th, when I will be grilling author Chris Taylor on his recently published novel, at The Space […]

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