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Srisan Bhrom-maha has been a cook, frying noodles at Talat Rom Klao in the suburbs of Bangkok, for decades after quitting her job as a maid. Despite finishing her education at Grade 4, Srisan has always been an avid reader and even composed short poems.
From an impoverished background, she struggled to get money for her son's education. Her path to becoming a published writer is worthy of a novel.
Several years ago, the 56-year-old cook learned to use a computer and social media in order to keep in touch with her son, who then worked as a reporter at China Radio International (CRI) in Beijing. She started writing short stories on MySpace, with her son giving feedback. Once she asked him: "Do you think I can write a novel as I've always dreamed of writing?" Her son, who now works on the editorial team at Matichon Book Publishing, encouraged her. So, Srisan used her time after work to type up her first novel.
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