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A fitting riposte

Latest SEA Write recipient talks about books, dwarfs and the controversy surrounding his victory

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Preferring to reside at the edges of the literary circle, Wipas Srithong for the past week has found himself under the glare of the spotlight, a discussion and a controversy. 

As this year's winner of the SEA Write book award, the 42-year-old fan of sci-fi novels, pulp horror and Franz Kafka can no longer shy away from the burden or obligation that comes with the prestige.

"Yes, I'm aware that it's a full package and I have to take the whole thing," the writer says with gracious acceptance.

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