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Entries from June 2005

Southeast Asia’s new wave of authors

June 15th, 2005 · No Comments

Gazing at the wonders of Southeast Asia, through the words and experiences of an author, provides a unique opportunity to explore this diverse region. Those who write in English have particular influence in their capability to inspire the world’s biggest book buying market to venture to distant shores. However, the occidental view is not without […]

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Thomas Keneally – The Tyrant’s Novel interview

June 1st, 2005 · No Comments

Four times Booker Prize nominee and one time winner – Schindler’s Ark, 1982 – Thomas Keneally intelligently investigates the dehumanizing effect of transforming real people into the homogenous, singular entity of “asylum seekers” in his book The Tyrant’s Novel. The story revolves around the protagonist Alan Sheriff, a refugee locked up in a detention centre […]

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Tags: books · IHT ThaiDay · interviews