Tag Archives: Thailand

Early reviews for Mother of Pearl

Early reviews are coming in for my new novel, Mother of Pearl, and I’m blown away by the thoughtful and insightful responses to the book so far. Author Cass Moriarty writes, ‘In Mother of Pearl, author Angela Savage has given … Continue reading

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Mother of Pearl to be published by Transit Lounge in 2019

I am absolutely delighted to share the news that my new novel, Mother of Pearl, will be published by Transit Lounge in July 2019. Mother of Pearl was written as part of my PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University, … Continue reading

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The cave

Like so many around the world, I have been riveted over the past two weeks by the story of the junior soccer team and their coach, trapped deep in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province for … Continue reading

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Life’s a beach

I couldn’t resist sharing this photo of an anonymous handsome stranger (okay, he’s a member of my family) reading my novel The Dying Beach in Krabi province, southern Thailand. Most of the novel is set in Krabi, on the exquisite … Continue reading

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The Half-Child – now with Teaching Notes

I am excited to announce that comprehensive Teaching Notes for my second novel, The Half-Child, are now available, thanks to Michael Blenkins, Executive Teacher, English and the Arts. In terms of genre, content and style, The Half-Child is accessible to … Continue reading

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Not strictly speaking on location: Koh Chang

I spent the festive season up to New Year’s Eve on Koh Chang, Thailand’s second largest island, southeast of Bangkok near the border with Cambodia. While not strictly ‘on location’ for my PhD novel, I do have a part-drafted Jayne … Continue reading

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On location: Sisaket 2

While Pra Wiharn remains inaccessible, Sisaket province is home to several other Angkor-era temples, the best preserved of which are the ruins of Prasad Hin Sa Kampaeng Yai, a temple originally built in the 10th century and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. … Continue reading

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On location: Bangkok 4 (Point of view)

In an earlier post, I mentioned taking my character for a walk around Bangkok, imagining how she would experience the city if she was feeling joyful. The following day, I imagined how the same streets would appear to someone feeling … Continue reading

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On location: IVF and hospital nursery

Some readers will know that the topic of my current work in progress (aka WIP) is commercial surrogacy between Australia and Thailand. Today’s fieldwork excursion took me to a hospital in downtown Bangkok, where I know local women acting as … Continue reading

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On location: Heaven and Hell

Yesterday, I went to Hell, specifically, the Wang Saen Suk Hell and Heaven Gardens in Thailand’s Chonburi province, a trip inspired by an excellent post on Darmon Richter’s The Bohemian Blog. Buddhist Hell, or Naraka, is series of pits where Hell guards … Continue reading

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