Phu Kradat is the pen name of Thanat Thammakaew, born 1977 and raised in northeastern Thailand. He received a degree in agriculture from the Ubon Ratchathani University’s Department of Animal Science. He is the author of two volumes of short stories, a collection of poems (2013), and the 2014 novel Nerathet (“Exile”), which has received many positive reviews.
Remembrances of Red Trauma (2) – The room on the 7th floor
In the second part of our series “Remembrances of Red Trauma”, we publish the short story “The room on the 7th floor” by northeastern writer and SEA Write Award nominee Phu Kradat.
May 1, 2020
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In a time of political dissent, people in the Northeast have turned to unique ways of…
July 28, 2022
Elephant welfare in Thailand: a growing ethical, political, and cultural concern
Thailand’s tourist industry has long profited from inhumane and exploitative techniques…
June 16, 2022
PART III: The Role of Champassak Royals as Mediators
In this final segment of our series, “The Holy Man Rebellion(s) from both sides of the…
April 21, 2022
PART II: The Holy Men Rise and Fall Across Borders
In Part I of our special three-part series, “The Holy Man Rebellions from both sides of…