Eastlit Writers September 2014

The list of Eastlit writers September 2014 is alphabetical by first name

Andrew J. West

Andrew J. West is a Bangkok-based writer and artist who has written extensively about Thai art, including as an art critic for Bangkok Post,and is also a writer of fiction. He is author of Destiny to Imagination: Prateep Kochabua (2013), the forthcoming Thai Directory of Contemporary Artists and Thai Neotraditional Art (both expected in 2014). His art fiction novel Silpa: the Art of Love (Ruk Nai Roy Silp) was published in the Thai language in 2008, and several short stories have appeared in Eastlit. His first solo art exhibition, Three Worlds, of “photo-poetry” was shown at the prestigious Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) in 2014 and will show again at Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center (RCAC) in February 2015. West was born in 1967 in Armidale, NSW, Australia, and studied writing and journalism at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), graduating with an MA (Writing). West has been living in Thailand since 2003, teaches at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) and has guest lectured in art criticism at Silpakorn University.

Clara Ray Rusinek Klein

Clara Ray Rusinek Klein was reading by the age of four and wrote her first story at the age of seven. She has been writing ever since. Ms. Klein is bilingual in Spanish and English. She holds a BA magna cum laude in Political Science with a minor in Religious Studies. Ms. Klein is an internationally published creative writer and author whose work has appeared or will be featured on Eastlit (Thailand), loveontheroad2013 (Ireland), RiverLit (USA), The Calm Space (Australia), Visual Verse (UK/Germany), and other sites. She can be reached at clararayrusinekklein.wordpress.com.

Connla Stokes

Connla Stokes is a Dublin-born, Vietnam-based all-weather writer. His fiction has been published by Barcelona Review, Prick of the Spindle, Total Cardboard, Sleepers Almanac and Zouch Magazine.

Daniel Emlyn-Jones

Daniel Emlyn-Jones is a 40-year old teacher who lives and works in Oxford, UK. He loves and frequently visits Singapore, and has published several short stories with a Singaporean theme.

Felix Fojas

Felix Fojas is an award-winning, internationally published writer. He co-hosts Pinoy
Poets’ Circle, a literary website.

Gonzalinho da Costa

Gonzalinho da Costa is the pen name of Joseph I. B. Gonzales, Ph.D. He teaches Methods of Research in Management, and Managerial Statistics at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Makati City, Philippines. He is a management research and communication consultant, and Managing Director of Technikos Consulting, Inc. A lover of world literature, he has completed three humanities degrees and writes poetry as a hobby.

Ho Cheung Lee

Ho Cheung LEE (Peter), EdD, was born in Hong Kong. He is an ESL teacher, school administrator, curriculum developer, and writer. His doctorate was earned from The University of Hong Kong with a thesis on teaching reading. His fiction is forthcoming in Miracle Magazine, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in aaduna, Chaffey Review, FIVE Poetry, Miracle Magazine, The Interpreter’s House, and elsewhere.

Michael Hoffman

Michael Hoffman, Canadian-born, has lived in Japan since 1982 and in Hokkaido by the sea since 1983. His columns and features appear regularly in The Japan Times and irregularly in various other publications in Asia and North America. His two Japan Times columns are “Big in Japan” on current affairs and “The Living Past” on Japanese history. His books include The Naked Ear (a novel, 2012) and Little Pieces: This Side of Japan (short stories, 2010).

Peter Mallett

Peter Mallett, long-term resident of Kobe, Japan, is a university professor and freelance writer with an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. The former Arts editor of Kansai Time Out and publisher/editor of Artspace, he has written for The Asahi Evening News, Gramophone Japan, Opera News, The New Internationalist etc. His textbook From Word to Letter was published in 2007. He has twice been featured at the Osaka literary evening Four Stories reading from his novel Appassionata and is currently working on a historical novel.

Rose Lu

Rose Lu (Bing hua),  with originally name of Lihua Lu,a popular pure-hearted   Chinese-American Poetess, is currently an accountant in Maryland,  USA.  Advisor of China Poetry,column poetess of many Literature websites abroad.  she has authored the well-known anthology of poetry  THIS IS LOVE, and ROSES BY THE STREAM and coauthored MORNING DEW AND DRIFTING PETALS. Popular for her beautiful, fluent and pure style. Each poem is also a statement about her life, that has made readers nod, smile, and shed a tear. She’s been named Rose in Poetry, Woman Sage of Love Lyrics, Angel of Poems, Queen of amatory poems, etc. “The Heart Of A Lotus” won the Gold award in the “Love Story” world-wide Chinese poem contest in 2010; “It’s Neither Frivolous Nor Drifty” and ” A Fan” won the Award in Love in XXXI World Congress of Poets in 2011.

Simon Anton Nino Diego Baena

Simon Anton Diego Nino Baena is a political science student at Silliman University. He currently manages his own farm. His poems have been published in Philippines Free press, Philippines Graphic, Kartika review, Dagmay, Kabisdak online, and the independent Mindanao art journal.

Stefanie Field

Stefanie Field is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Relations in Bangkok, Thailand.  She also works as an intern at Human Development Forum Foundation.  She hopes to become fluent in Thai and Japanese to translate Asian literature in the future.

Stephen Evans Jordan

Stephen Jordan, a former international banker and native of California’s Napa Valley, haswritten a collection of short stories centered in Southeast Asia. “A Complete Overhaul” appeared in the March 2014 issue of EastLit. “Snake Charmed” will appear in Gem Street: Collector’s Edition, the Labello Press 2014 anthologydue to be released this summer.

Stephen’s short fiction is often inspired from living and working overseas combined with a passion for history. His writing has also been influenced by Paul Theroux’s Asian collection, The Counsel’s File. Stephen grew up in the 1950s in a family of readers—dinner-table conversations often centered on books. Of his parents’ gifts, love of literature is his most cherished.

While at Stanford University, Stephen discovered art history and considered a career in the arts. But practicality prevailed, and he opted for business school and joined Bank of America’s International Department. Speaking good Spanish at the time, he was bewildered—but not entirely surprised—when he was assigned to the Asia Division and later transferred to Indonesia. Despite his initial misgivings, Stephen found living in Asia fascinating, frustrating, and life threatening at times. His banking career involved assignments in Jakarta, Singapore, London, East Africa and Chicago. He describes Chicago as the most dangerous, Singapore the cleanest.

Steve Tait

After twenty years as an EFL teacher, teacher trainer, and supervisor in Bangkok, Thailand, Steve decided it was time for a change. With his precious Romanian partner by his side, he has spent the last few years drifting through South-East Asia, hanging out in the Romanian countryside, and doing some teacher training in Korea, Thailand, and Malaysia. Steve is currently working with local English teachers in Kelantan, Malaysia.

He has one ebook to his name, a novel which is available as a free download from Lulu.

Suchoon Mo

Suchoon Mo is a Korean War veteran and a retired academic living in the semiarid part of Colorado.   His poems and music compositions appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies.   His recent chap book, Frog Mantra, has been published by Accents Publishing of Lexington, Kentucky.   His life is basically that of a hermit.

Vasan Sitthiket

Vasan Sitthiket has built his artistic career on confronting the establishment and addressing taboo social and political issues—both national and international. Vasan, who has become known as the country’s enfant terrible, was presented the Silpathorn Award (Thailand’s highest art award) in 2007 from Ministry of Culture’s Office of Contemporary Art and Culture. He is one of Thailand’s best-known artists at home and abroad.

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