Tom Vater

Tom Vater

Eclectic crime fiction and informed, irreverent non-fiction from Asia and beyond

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RocknRoll Interlude – On Tour with The London Dirthole Company

I’ve been on tour with The London Dirthole Company, legendary London based noise creatives. The music made by The London Dirthole Company is a joyful ride into the world of the modern Outsider artist as a musical phenomena. As out of time and place and unreservedly important as The Fall, The Monks and The Velvet […]

Burmese Light is #1 at Amazon UK!

Burmese Light is #1 at Amazon UK in books about Myanmar this week. We have had magnificent press coverage in The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and on Yahoo News.

Burmese Light rocks London

My new non fiction title Burmese Light has been subject of photographer Hans Kemp‘s exhibition at the OXO Tower Gallery in London this week. The private view on the 10th was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends and see plenty of new faces interested in the magical light of Southeast Asia. We […]

The Cambodian Book of the Dead Launch at The Big Green Bookshop in London

The London launch of my new thriller The Cambodian Book of the Dead went off beautifully, with lots of old friends and new readers showing up to my reading. Thanks to everyone who turned up! Commissioning editor Emlyn Rees from Exhibit A Books did the best introduction I’ve ever had and the Q&A was interesting. […]

The Cambodian Book of the Dead – London Launch

I will read from The Cambodian Book of the Dead, published in the UK in mid-July by Exhibit A Books. “This event is open to all, and will be an interesting evening for readers and writers alike. As a travel writer, Tom brings Cambodia to life throughout this “noticeable, gripping and above all, unexpected” book, […]

Tom Vater interviewed by Pat Bertram

I have been interviewed about my first novel, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, out now with Crime Wave Press,  on Pat Bertram’s literary blog.

Sacred Skin spread on Japanese Blog!

Nice spread and review of my book (with co-author Aroon Thaewchatturat) Sacred Skin on Japanese blog Miyakeaya. Sacred Skin was designed by acclaimed and award-winning London illustrator Austin @ NEW.

From the Archives: Tom Vater witnesses The Stooges play Funhouse

This story goes back a bit…to the 30th of August, 2005, to be exact. “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” – Hunter S Thompson The early evening light is dying […]

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