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Democracy in Southeast Asia – A Story Untold

I was recently commissioned by a Thai English language magazine to write a short satirical piece abut Democracy in SE Asia.  After much back and forth, the publication decided not to go ahead with the article, apparently due to the current political climate in Thailand. In the West – by which I generally mean the […]

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 […]

Welcome to the 3rd Bangkok Fiction Night of Noir on January 8th

Not sure of the line-up yet, but there’s a third Bangkok Fiction Night of Noir happening on January 8th and Jame DiBiasio, author of Gaijin Cowgirl, has been confirmed. I will be reading something too. Looking forward to a rare literary event in the Thai capital. Hats off to writer/organizer James Newman.

How Asia Specialists Crime Wave Press Opened to the World

In the summer of 2012, my friend Hans Kemp and I were sitting in Bangkok, Thailand, talking about the changing world of publishing and the new challenges facing small independent publishers and writers. Hans and I had just collaborated on a successful illustrated book — Sacred Skin, Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos — for his Hong Kong […]

The Irrawaddy Literary Festival – A Mirror to Burma’s Continuing Uncertainties

I am at the second Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay, organized by Jane Heyn, the wife of the former British ambassador to Myanmar. This second festival is held in Mandalay and has been in preparation for almost a year. Top writers appearing this time around include Jung Chang, Louis de Bernieres, and Thant Myint U. […]

Crime Wave Press at the Irrawaddy Literary Festival

Very happy to travel to this year’s Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay, Burma from February 13th to 17th. Crime Wave Press will set off with a small delegation – author Jame DiBiasio, co-counder Hans Kemp and myself will be giving readings and participating in panel discussions. Looking forward to meeting lots of other authors, and […]

New Crime Wave Press Title: Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame DiBiasio: Paperback out now!

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 […]

Crime Wave Press – Interview by Paul D. Brazill

I’ve been interviewed by British crime writer Paul D. Brazill about the crime fiction imprint I launched with publisher Hans Kemp last year, Crime Wave Press. Crime Wave Press is a Hong Kong based fiction imprint that endeavors to publish the best new crime novels from Asia and about Asia to readers around the globe. […]

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