Short Film Transmissions of Unwanted Pasts Now Available Online

Anyone can now watch my short film, Transmissions of Unwanted Pasts, here. The film premiered at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris on February 7th, 2019. It was part of the festival “KEMBARA: Adventures in the Artistic Landscape of South East Asia” curated by Tash Aw. I am grateful for the support from Tash and…

Bangkok Breaking Official Poster | Teaser | Release Date

I am excited to share the latest updates on Bangkok Breaking มหานครเมืองลวง, the new Thai Netflix series on which I had the opportunity to work as executive producer and co-writer! The six-episode crime thriller will be available in 190 countries on September 23rd, 2021. I joined the online press event to announce the release date,…

Laureate of the 2021 Fukuoka Prize (Arts and Culture)

It is a great honor to be given the 2021 Arts and Culture Fukuoka Prize. I am honestly baffled by this, as I never think of what I do as worthy of any prestigious praise. I am the ninth Thai recipient of the award, and completely amazed to find myself among such distinguished names as…

Showrunner of Netflix’s Second Thai Original Series BANGKOK BREAKING

I am currently working on Netflix’s second Thai original series (The Stranded was the first) entitled Bangkok Breaking. Obviously, this is an exciting experience and a wonderful opportunity in itself, but for me it’s especially thrilling for the fact that I get to see so many incredible Thai professionals at work. In terms of talents,…

Two New Stories Translated to Japanese

My most recent short stories, เสียงซ้ำ (Same Song) and เพราะออกแบบมาให้ใช้แล้วทิ้ง (Designed To Be Disposable), have been translated to Japanese by Sho Fukutomi. They were published together as one chapbook for the recent Tokyo Virtual Art Book Fair (Nov 16-23, 2020) and sold at the Soi Books stand. If you can read Japanese and are interested…

เพราะออกแบบมาให้ใช้แล้วทิ้ง เรื่องสั้นใน a day ISSUE 241

“…ภายในฟองอากาศแห่งภาพมายาและรั้วลวดหนามแห่งโฆษณาชวนเชื่อว่าทุกคนไร้ตัวตนโดยเท่าเทียม. ในค่ายทหารเกณฑ์แห่งนี้, ชายหนุ่มทั้งหมดถูกกีดกันชั่วคราวจากปักเจกปัจจัยที่ทำให้พวกเขาไม่ต้องสังสันทน์ในแวดวงเดียวกัน. ทว่าต่อไปในอนาคต, พวกเขาบางคนอาจจะกลายเป็นคนขับรถของบางคน, และบางคนจะไม่ได้กลับออกไปสู่โลกภายนอกนั้นอีกเลย.”

Galveias by José Luís Peixoto in Thai

I was introduced to José Luís Peixoto at a riverside hotel in Bangkok and we spoke over a buffet lunch. (The first personal thing I learned about Peixoto was that he’s crazy for buffets.) There was a mutual connection between us right away, not only because of the obvious facts that we are both writers…

Basement Moon Hand-Pulled Screen Print

I designed two covers for my novel Basement Moon (published in 2018), one for the regular edition and one as a jacket for the special, pre-order edition. The good people at the Archivist, the printing studio I’ve worked with many times, took on the task of turning the latter into a hand-pulled screen print edition….

Twenty Years of Probability

In 2000, ความน่าจะเป็น, or Probability, was my second published book. I had been back in Thailand for about three years, had completed my military service (the main reason that brought me back), and had had one story collection published. It was also a story collection, thirteen in all, ten of which were previously printed in…