The list of Eastlit writers April 2014 is alphabetical by first name. This month we also include artists again.
Andrew J. West
Andrew J. West is a Bangkok-based writer who has written extensively about Thai art and is also a writer of fiction, usually based somehow around themes related to art. He is author of the forthcoming Contemporary Thai Directory of Artists and Destiny to Imagination: Prateep Kochabua (2013) and is currently working on Thai Neotraditional Art. His art fiction novel Silpa: the Art of Love (Ruk Nai Roy Silp) was published in the Thai language in 2008, and four other short stories have appeared in Eastlit. His first art exhibition, Three Worlds, of “photo-poetry” was on display at the prestigious Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) in February 2014. 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.
Archana Desai is a writer and a poet based in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Her short story has appeared in the Chicken Soup Series, Indian Mother‘s Soul. It’s been almost four years that she has been into writing, immensely enjoying writing poems and short stories, particularly. Her works also feature on ‘www.readomania.com’.
Brian Robinson has lived between Philadelphia and Nagoya, Japan for a few years now in teaching and orthopaedic research assistance. Regrettably, his time is somewhat limited, so he considers himself more a poetry hobbyist. But he is proud to be one. Previously, he had work appear in Gravel (forthcoming), Digital Americana Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal, Existere (Canada), Prick of the Spindle, and the Philadelphia Inquirer (before it was bought out).
Chew Yi Wei
Chew Yi Wei is currently a PhD student with the Department of English Language and Literature (Theatre Studies) at the National University of Singapore. Her work has been published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Transnational Literature and the Journal of Post-colonial Cultures and Societies.
Danielle Ordonez is currently taking up her MFA in Creative Writing at De La Salle University in the Philippines while trying to survive in a corporate world.
Flora Qian is a Shanghai-born, Hong Kong-based writer. She holds a BA in English and an MA in Translation. Her translation of Sophie Kinsella’s book “Shopaholic & Sister” has been published in China. She is a member of the Hong Kong Writers Circle. After working in the finance industry for five years, she is now applying for an MFA program in the US.
Qui-Phiet Tran is an emeritus professor of English at Schreiner University, USA. His publications include a study of William Faulkner’s influence on modern French literature, essays on US literature and Vietnamese American literature, and translations of contemporary Vietnamese literature into English in various journals. He has recently completed his autobiographical novel entitled “Pangs of Memory and Love” based on his one-year appointment as a Fulbright scholar in Vietnam in 1999-2000.
Rudy Ravindra attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (Summer 2012). His work has appeared in Yellow Mama, Story Shack, Southern Cross Review, Enhance, and others. He lives with his wife in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Sayantan Ghosh was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India in 1986 and studied Economics at the University of Calcutta. He also has a management degree in marketing and has worked in the consumer electronics and real estate markets in India. However the buying and selling of durable products could not manage to give him the pleasures that he otherwise easily derived out of the intangible world of fiction. He is an avid traveler, photographer and a writer who believes in living out of a suitcase. He currently lives in New Delhi and works as an editor for a prestigious publishing house and is also working on his first novel.
Simon Anton Diego Nino 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, and the independent Mindanao art journal.
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.
In 1988 Steve Rosse took a break from a career in the New York City film and television industry for a three-month holiday on Phuket, an island off the Western coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea.
He decided he liked Phuket more than he liked New York, and without any idea of what he’d do for a living, he took up residence on the island. He supported himself, and eventually his wife and children, for most of the next decade as a freelance journalist and columnist.
His column, “The Rock”, appeared in The Nation, Thailand’s Independent Newspaper, every Sunday for five years.
In 1997 he moved to Iowa for the surfing.
Susan Lewington has just completed her Master of Creative Writing degree at Macquarie University and enjoys writing poetry, plays and short stories. Some of her work relates to her experiences teaching in multi-cultural schools and the lively experiences entailed, making interesting reading. She lives in Sydney with her son and a menagerie.
Tony Walton is a Caribbean writer living in the Cayman Islands and his works have appeared in Storyteller Magazine, Whisperings Magazine, Mountain Tales Press, Out of Our Magazine, Poetry Bay Magazine, Burningword Magazine, Wilde Magazine, Nite Writers Literary International Literary Journal, Avalon Literary Review, East Lit Literary Magazine, Boston Poetry Magazine and Eunoia Magazine.
Dr. V. Prem Lata
Dr.V.Prem lata is Associate Professor in the Department of English Studies, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University) Agra, India. Her research interests include literary theory, Modern Poetry, Systems theory in humanities and consciousness studies. She is currently working on shifts of consciousness and Synesthesia from phenomenological and literary perspectives. She has guided a number of M.Phil.and Ph.D. dissertations on a wide variety of topics covering Eastern and Western aesthetics. Her recent translated short story “Mother ” has been published in the Cerebration : South Asian Literary Journal. Her research papers have been published in national and international journals. She is the editor of Literary Paritantra (Systems): An International Journal on Literature and Theory, core committee member of the Centre for Consciousness Studies, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India, life member of Systems Society of India.
Zara Adcock lives and writes in Southeast Asia. She is a contributing fiction writer for Approach Hua Hin magazine and reviews literary magazines for The Review Review. To read more of Zara’s work visit her website www.zara-adcock.com.