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Burmese Light reviewed by Marco Ferrarese at Rolf Potts’ Vagablogging

Burmese Light, my new non fiction with photographer Hans Kemp, was reviewed by Marco Ferrarese at Vagablogging, the acclaimed website of travel writer Rolf Potts. “Impressions of the Golden Land” is quite an apt subtitle for Burmese Light as this book literally brings to the table (a coffee-table, to be precise) two kinds of impressions. […]

Burmese Light featured at Rolf Potts’ Vagablogging

Writer Marco Ferrarese interviews photographer Hans Kemp, with whom I have just published Burmese Light, a new illustrated book on Burma. Read the full interview on Rolf Potts‘ celebrated blog Vagablogging here. Burmese Light: Impressions of the Golden Land is a photographic introduction to Myanmar, the country behind the Bamboo Curtain. Stunning images by award-winning […]

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu reviewed on Vagablogging

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, my first novel, currently out with Crime Wave Press and soon published in Spanish as well, is reviewed on acclaimed travel blog Vagablogging this week. The plot is precisely knit as a handmade, intricate Kashmiri carpet…  writes reviewer Marco Ferrarese. Read the low down here.  

Crime Wave Press on Vagabonding

Read the interview by Marco Ferrarese here.

Tom Vater interviewed about Sacred Skin on Rolf Potts’ website

I have been interviewed by Marco Ferrarese about my book Sacred Skin on the website of travel writer Rolf Potts. Read the full interview here. In July 2010, Rolf Potts interviewed me about the craft of writing. I talk about how I managed to get into the writing business – read that full text here. […]

Are You Mad Enough To Be A Travel Writer?

The website Tripbase offer information for would-be travel writers, on the whole very sensible and useful for prospective scribes. The introduction -The harsh realities laid bare- is both sobering and spot-on: Travel writing is a tough and competitive business, a trade for which one needs to have plenty of persistence and low financial expectations – […]

Tom Vater interviewed by Rolf Potts

Every month, Rolf Potts, author of Vagabonding, interviews a fellow travel writer about the nuts and bolts of our trade. The extensive Q&As are published on his website. This month, it’s my turn. Read the full interview here!