Thailand's new SEA Write Award-winning author: 'I promote life. I live like a punk. I am not attached to anything.'
The 2015 winner of the South East Asian Writers (SEA Write) Award, Veeraporn Nitiprapha, 53, used to work in advertising and magazine editing before releasing her debut novel this year, Saiduan Ta Bod Nai Khaowongkot (A Blind Earthworm in a Labyrinth). Reflecting political turmoil and romantic feuds through five main characters and their relationships, the novel was praised for both its critique of Thai family structure and its evocative descriptions of food. Here, she talks to BK about life before and after becoming a successful novelist.