Bangkok Noir: The Tell-Tale Art

Bangkok Noir: The Tell-Tale Art

Crime and corruption, hookers and hitmen, the new anthology Bangkok Noir makes a case for hardboiled crime fiction in the Thai capital with bullet points. Jim Algie reads you their writes In the middle of 2011, some eight years after the Thai government’s “War on...
Chang and Eng, the original Siamese Twins

Chang and Eng, the original Siamese Twins

Double Lives: Searching for the Siamese Twins In this excerpt from the book, Bizarre Thailand: Tales of Crime, Sex and Black Magic, Jim Algie examines the remarkable lives of the Siamese twins, Chang and Eng, from growing up as poor fishermen in rural Thailand to...
Straits Times reviews Bizarre Thailand

Straits Times reviews Bizarre Thailand

Mark Fenn has just reviewed Bizarre Thailand in Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper, giving the book an all round thumbs up. Illuminating and irreverent, it offers a taste of Thailand far from Bangkok’s glitzy shopping malls and the well-worn tourist trails, delving...
Anchoring CNN: Q+A with Monita Rajpal

Anchoring CNN: Q+A with Monita Rajpal

As an anchor and correspondent for CNN International for a decade, who currently hosts the daily show CNN NewsCenter and the weekly Talk Asia program, Monita Rajpal has covered some of the biggest stories of our time while interviewing many of world leaders, members...