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    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

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    Finding inspiration in the classics

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 22/08/2016

    » Media gurus love to harp that print media is a sunset industry. Few of them can offer a solution. Yet editors and publishers see where the tide will turn when they look at Atikhom Khunavuth, journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of Way Magazine. The 46-year-old always looks at the publishing scene with insight and perspective; he moved his magazine online while turning his monthly print version into a thick quarterly volume for subscription only. Respected as a man with content, Atikhom shares his reading list.

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    Sojourn in Siam 

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/12/2015

    » The Siamese Trail Of Ho Chi Minh -- the third book by Bangkok-based writer Teddy Spha Palasthira -- has come out in an interesting time. Not only did Vietnam celebrate the 40th year of the country's reunification earlier this year, but the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is set to become active next month, with a promise to bring the relationships and history of the region into public attention.

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    The sage of Assumption

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 10/07/2015

    » Were you a student from a strict school with a fearful headmaster, whose mere voice made you tremble? If yes, F. Hilaire promises to take you down memory lane.

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    Asian authors shine

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 22/06/2015

    » Death is a fascinating subject for many books, essays and reflections. We remember Sogyal Rinpoche's trailblazing The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying, he himself a Tibetan monk, perhaps presenting an interesting contrast to this new book on death penned by an unlikely author, Satish Modi, an industrial mogul of India.

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    Watching history unfold

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/04/2015

    » When Vitthya Vejjajiva said he was going to write a biography of Phan Wannamethee — diplomat, Red Cross chief, former Free Thai Movement member and ex-permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) — he received encouragement from everyone except his subject.

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    Texts well-travelled

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/07/2014

    » Theeraparb Lohitkun is a non-fiction writer, respected photographer and the recipient of last year’s Sriburapha Award, which recognises artists in the literary field. When he travels, he packs trip-related reading materials, such as maps, guidebooks and academic texts about the history and culture of his destination.

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    Writer with a conscience

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 12/05/2014

    » Chalermsak Ngamngarm, who has written books addressing social problems and different forms of bureaucratic corruption, has a fitting nickname. His friends and fans call him the Nai Amphur Nak Kien (District Chief Writer).

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    The professional interviewer

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/04/2014

    » Columnist and writer Worapoj Panpong’s nickname as “The Interviewer” is one that fellow writers and magazine journalists have given him, and one that he cherishes.

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    Democracy, monarchy and prehistory

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 03/03/2014

    » In Before Siam: Essays In Art And Archaeology, scholars and historians go beyond the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya kingdoms, bringing readers back to prehistory when the area where Bangkok is now located was a sea, its shoreline in modern day Ang Thong province.

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