This year, the SEA Write Award is extra special. The region's most prestigious literary prize celebrates its 35th anniversary while Bangkok has been named the World Book Capital City of 2013 by Unesco.
The SEA Write Award Ceremony and gala luncheon will be held on Monday, presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. All 10 Asean countries will participate in the award, a circumstance that hasn't occurred in 11 years.
The 10 writers have been recognised for their distinguished works in the form of poetry, novels, short stories or plays.
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