Reading for authors

With the rise in vogue of literary festivals, here are some tips for authors about reading work aloud in public Prepare your welcome Those first moments when you walk out on stage can feel very scary, and the last thing you want is to communicate those nerves to an audience. When you get to the mike, make a point of …

More on Thai Literature

Following on from last month’s blog about Thai literature, I asked Thai scholar Verita Sriratana if she could answer a few more questions. I began by asking her about the current literary scene in Thailand. Here are her thoughts: ‘This is difficult, particularly because I have been studying abroad for the past four years, but from what I can observe …

Thai Literature

For my blog this month, I asked Thai scholar Verita Sriratana to recommend her pick of Thai writers. She has chosen three, well-known in Thailand not only for their literary impact but also for their engagement with Thai society and politics. Naowarat Pongpaiboon (1940- ) ‘Pongpaiboon is known for his poems written in traditional metre and rhyme scheme and full of …