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Sacred Skin reviewed in Thailand’s bestselling Dichan Magazine

Sacred Skin, the first English language book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, photographed by Aroon Thaewchatturat and written by me, has been reviewed by journalist Syno Nym in this week’s issue of Dichan, one of Thailand’s longest running and bestselling magazines. The two page review also covers Sacred Tattoos of Thailand by Joe Cummings and Dan […]

Ron Gluckman’s full review of Sacred Skin

Roving Asia expert Ron Gluckman recently reviewed my book Sacred Skin for the Wall Street Journal. His review was shortened for the Journal publication but has now turned up in its full length glory on Ron Gluckman’s website. The review also covers another soon to be published book on the same subject, by Bangkok journalists […]

Sacred Skin reviewed in The Wall Street Journal!

Veteran roving Asia reporter Ron Gluckman wrote a great review of my new book Sacred Skin, the first English language book on Thailand’s spirit tattoos, in the Wall Street Journal, in tandem with a look at another soon to be published title on the same subject by Joe Cummings and Dan White.

Sacred Skin reviewed in the Southeast Asia Globe!

Looks like Thailand’s spirit tattoos are taking the world by storm. My new book on Sak Yant, Sacred Skin, with images by Aroon Thaewchatturat, has been featured alongside another upcoming title on the same subject, Sacred Tattoos of Thailand, by Joe Cummings (with images by Dan White), in the July issue of the Southeast Asia […]

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 […]

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