Tom Vater

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With writer Marco Ferrese in Penang, Malaysia

One of the great boons of being a writer is hanging out with other writers. Here I am celebrating the dying hours of 2015 with my friend, writer Marco Ferrarese who is currently in the very enviable position of having had his bestselling debut novel NAZI GORENG banned in the country he dissects so effectively, […]

Crime Wave Press at Georgetown Literary Festival

Crime Wave Press are at the Georgetown Literary Festival today, having a great time. I had not been to Penang, Malaysia for a decade, so the festival is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with the city which has come a long way in the last years. Also great have been encounters with a number of […]

Malaysian Lovers

I shot this very early in the morning in a public square in Penang. Both of them were fast asleep in the back of the rickshaw, and there was no on else about yet. Maybe they were lovers, or maybe they simply had no where else to go, but there was something touching about it. […]

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