Thai Authors

Love story infused with emotions of political turmoil

Veeraporn Nitiprapha
Veeraporn NitipraphaPHOTO: A DAY MAGAZINE

Two Bangkok-born novelists, one a newcomer writing in English, the other an award-winner with new translations of her work, present different facets of the Thai capital to the world

Last year, Thai author Veeraporn Nitiprapha won the South-east Asian Writers Award, making her the first woman to win the award twice.

The accolade, which she first won in 2015, has been given out annually by the Thai government since 1979 and honours writers from each of the 10 member countries of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2019, with the headline 'Love story infused with emotions of political turmoil'. Print Edition | Subscribe