The winner of Thailand's most prestigious literary award, the SEA Write, will be announced on Wednesday. The category is the novel, and to warm up for the big day we talked to seven finalists on the heavy and light aspects of their literary lives
After disappearing from the scene for four years, Vipas Srithong is back with his latest novel, Kon Krae (The Dwarf). Cut him some slack though _ two of those years were spent writing this novel. His past works include a collection of short stories called Maew Kao Cheewit (2002), a collection of poems in English, Graffiti (2002) and short stories called Wela Luang Pan Umong (2008). When he is not writing novels, he creates art pieces, travels the world and runs a business.
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