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  • LIFE

    Start a new chapter at the 47th Book Fair

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/03/2019

    » Time to get more shelf space as the 47th National Book Fair and Bangkok International Book Fair 2019 begins on Thursday. Splurge on good deals at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center from now until April 7. The book fair has always been popular for its staggering amount of titles and publishers that always fill the halls. From lesser-known independent publishers to big names, visitors can experience the vast literary landscape of Thailand right in one place.

  • OPINION

    PM's book choice baffles nation

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 04/06/2019

    » When I saw the headline, that Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha had recommended the people he is repressing read George Orwell's Animal Farm, I thought it was fake news from a parody page.

  • BUSINESS

    Politics by the book

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 20/05/2019

    » The Indian election that concluded yesterday -- the results of the six-week voting marathon will be announced on Thursday -- has been fought as much on the ground as in the literary space. Publishers have launched dozens of books on politics and elections since January.

  • EASY NEWS

    Book fair begins Wednesday

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 04/10/2011

    » The 16th Book Expo Thailand begins Wednesday at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and runs until October 16. With nearly 900 booths from 424 publishers, it’s a good idea to start planning your visit now.

  • LIFE

    Through the prism of history

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/10/2019

    » The book's title is printed on its spine: Prism Of Photography: Dispersion Of Knowledge And Memories Of The 6 October Massacre. Thereafter, from the first page on, we have only photographs with no captions.

  • LIFE

    The Future isn't now

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 29/08/2019

    » A term I keep encountering is "The Future". You see it on billboards everywhere. Stadiums, department stores, condos, supermarkets, restaurants, theatres, whatever. They eschew the current autos and mobile phones and computers. Space rockets are only a generation or two away.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Green Book beats the Oscars odds

    Life, Published on 26/02/2019

    » Green Book, about a white chauffeur and his black client in segregation-era America, won best picture at the Academy Awards, overcoming mixed critical notices and a series of awards-season setbacks. By backing Green Book voters slowed the ascendancy of Netflix, which had been pushing a competing nominee Roma.

  • BUSINESS

    Storybook success

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 15/07/2019

    » Prashant Bhilare's family has seen lot of prosperity in the last over two years, and they have books to thank for it.

  • LIFE

    Mature Musicality

    Life, Published on 25/09/2019

    » Somtow Sucharitkul and Siam Sinfonietta earlier this month gave a wonderful concert in the Czech Republic's capital, Prague, as part of their European tour. The event was significant for several reasons. It marked the premiere on the Old Continent of Voraprach Wongsathapornpat's piece Temples Of Kyoto, Trisdee Na Patalung's Restoration, and Somtow's Helena Citrónová suite. For many of the young musicians, the tour occasioned their first performance in Europe and "their first time encountering the particular warmth of the Czechs and the intensity of their love for music". The excited audience at Prague's Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU) bestowed a long standing ovation on Somtow and Sinfonietta for their mature musicality.

  • THAILAND

    Book fair crowds a beacon of hope

    News, Taam Yingcharoen, Published on 11/04/2018

    » Over 1.8 million people attended the 46th National Book Fair & 16th Bangkok International Book Fair from March 30 to April 8, leading printing businesses to express optimism that Thailand's reading culture will revive.

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