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 – 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.