Dasa hosted a poetry reading by James Hopkins on Wednesday, December 17. Hopkins read excerpts from his latest book of poems, The Sleeping Tiger Dreams of Manhattan. A retired investment broker, Hopkins currently lives in Kathmandu, Nepal where he studies Buddhist philosophy at a Tibetan monastery and directs a microfinance project in a nearby encampment of Indian beggars. He was written four books of poetry, including The Walnut Tree Waits for Its Bees (1997), Eight Pale Women (2003), and The Blue Door (2006).
Bjorn Turmann at our 'Meet the Author' series on 25 November 2006
Check out his 5-minute vdo trailer of his latest book "The Karaoke World of Cortous Haire" on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCeUBZQKkfg
We began our "Meet the Author" series at Dasa in April with an appearance by Andrew Hicks, the author of the popular novel Thai Girl.
On Saturday May 6, we hosted David Young, the author of several popular Thailand-themed books such as Sukhumvit Road, Fast Eddie's Lucky 7 A-Go-Go, and his newest novel, Bangkok Dick.
On Saturday, June 17, we welcomed our wonderful customer, friend, and author, Heng L. Thung. Heng's memoir, The Pigeons and the Witch Doctor, details his long and interesting career as a mapmaker specializing in aerial photography. Heng's impressive background also includes Geology, Transportation, as well as Regional and City Planning. He's indeed a fascinating man!