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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 […]

Bankok’s Third Fiction Night of Noir

Bangkok based writer James Newman organized the third Bangkok Night of Noir at CheckInn99, a club cum bar on Sukhumvit Road, last month. The venue, once the haunt of the likes of Bob Hope and David Bowie (probably not on the same nights) was packed with as many punters as  local ex-pat writers and aspirants […]

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. […]

Word Play 2: Bangkok’s Literary Festival Is Back!

Word Play, the second Bangkok Literary Festival takes place next Sunday, the 25th of March at the Neilson Hays Library on Surawong Road. Last year, I gave a talk on freelance writing and my career in the digital age. Writers giving talks include Philip Cornwel-Smith, Luke Cassady-Dorion, David Young, Dean Barrett and Joe Cummings. The […]

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