Pitchaya Sudbanthad

Pitchaya Sudbanthad


Pitchaya Sudbanthad is the author of Bangkok Wakes to Rain, which was selected as a notable book of the year by The New York Timesand The Washington Post. The novel, published by Riverhead Books (US) and Sceptre (UK), has been hailed as “ambitious and sweeping” (Esquire) and “a remarkable debut” (Financial Times) with a narrative that “recreates the experience of living in Thailand’s aqueous climate so viscerally that you can feel the water rising around your ankles” (Washington Post). It has also been named a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, the Casa delle Letterature Bridge Book Award, and the Edward Stanford Award. 

Sudbanthad has been honored with fellowships from MacDowell and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Among the publications to which he has contributed are: EsquireNewsweekFreeman’sGuernicaElectric LiteratureThe Millions, and The Morning News. Born in Thailand, he currently splits his time between Bangkok and Brooklyn.


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