marcel barang

And the winner is…

In English on 18/08/2009 at 3:33 pm


It didn’t take ten days after all. The news just broke: this year’s SEA Write Award goes to Uthis Haemamool for his novel Lap Lae laplaekaengkhoi– Kaeng Khoi. Let us see how the jury justify their choice and the reactions this will generate.

Some time ago, the Bangkok Post Outlook section asked me to translate a few pages of the winning novel for the Monday 7 September issue, instead of the usual monthly short story. Good idea, I said. To work, then.


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