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 …