Tag Archives: writing about Thailand

The Half-Child, re-birthed

My second novel The Half-Child is probably my personal favourite of my books, so it’s always a particular source of delight when it rates a mention on the internet and/or in real life. The book was published in 2010, making … Continue reading

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Crime, Place and Politics

I met author Rowena Holloway during my recent visit to Adelaide for CrimeFest and was delighted when she subsequently invited me to be interviewed for her wonderful series, Writer’s Block: Author Interviews. With Rowena’s permission, the first part of our … Continue reading

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Literati Festival de-brief, Part 1

My fellow panellist Kate Holden used the word ‘nifty’ to describe the Literati Festival at which we both appeared last weekend on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Being the wonderful writer she is, Kate’s choice was word perfect. Literati was a neat 24 … Continue reading

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Scouting more locations

It’s always nerve-wracking visiting a place for the first time, all the more so when the bus all the guide books recommend doesn’t seem to exist and you end up travelling by minibus with 12 Thai people, at least one … Continue reading

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Scouting locations

I spent a wonderful four hours yesterday morning touring around Krabi’s Neua Khlong district, scouting locations for my next novel. My driver, Khun Tak, is a native of Neua Khlong town, and incidentally had worked as a driver on one … Continue reading

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Detectives Without Borders

My final session at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2010 was Detectives Without Borders, which saw Adrian Hyland and I talking with Joel Becker about working cross culturally and writing crime fiction, drawing on the rich material provided by culture clashes … Continue reading

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