Tom Vater

Tom Vater

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Delhi – City of Men

Tom Vater – Crime fiction writer, Journalist, Publisher – at Clippings.me

Here’s my new and very slick professional profile at Clippings.me. Thanks for taking a look. Sure beats LinkedIn.

I Love My India

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu – Review at The Dorset Book Detective

A brand new and very kind review of my first novel, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, at The Dorset Book Detective. Thanks! A snappy thriller with strong characterisation and witty dialogue, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu is an entertaining read with as many plot twists as it has droll one liners.   Tom Vater’s novel […]

Tom Vater, Author & Traveller

Tom Vater has a dream job: as a travel and guidebook writer, he constantly explores Asian roads to get the details right and inspire others to start their own adventures. Writer Marco Ferrarese, author of seminal punk rock novel Nazi Goreng, recently interviewed me about my early travel exploits in Asia. Read the full story […]

The Kolkata Conundrum – The 24th title from Crime Wave Press

Very happy to say that my publishing house Crime Wave Press have released their 24th title. The Kolkata Conundrum by Kalyan Lahiri is a classic detective tale set in the infamous West Bengali capital.  The tale of a murdered high so lady is the first Orko Deb Mystery, following the adventures of a sometimes hapless […]

My catalogue of field recordings from Asia at The British Library.

Between 1995 and 2004 I recorded several hundred hours of music and sounds from Asia for The British Library’s National Sound Archive – material from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, The Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, India and Nepal. I recorded mostly the music of minorities and musicians in remote rural locations. I released several CD collections of […]

British Library holds a significant collection of Lao material – including unpublished recordings of remote populations by Tom Vater

Hmong Lao Khaen player in Vientiane 2001 The British Library holds a small but significant collection of Lao material, consisting of manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals and post cards, mainly acquired after 1973. However, the oldest items in Lao language date back to the 19th century. The earliest book about Laos is in Italian and […]

A Madras Miasma, published by Crime Wave Press, makes Top 10 crime debuts of 2014 @ Crime Fiction Lover (UK)

A Madras Miasma, written by Brian Stoddart and published by my crime fiction imprint Crime Wave Press, makes the Top 10 crime debuts of 2014 @ Crime Fiction Lover (UK). The author is a distinguished academic in Australia, and has written many non-fiction books, but this is his debut as a novelist. We are in […]

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu reviewed at The Crime Segments

“There are plenty of unique, crazy and offbeat characters that fill this novel, and the author has a keen eye for detail.  The part of this story that took place in the Blue Parrot is one of my favorites, and is an excellent example of how the author sets a scene that sucks the reader […]

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