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Pitchaya Sudbanthad is the author of Bangkok Wakes to Rain. The novel, published by Riverhead Books (US) and Sceptre (UK), was selected as a notable book of the year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. 

He has received fellowships in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony, and currently splits time between Bangkok and Brooklyn.


Rights

Literary agent: Nicole Aragi

Publicity
U.S.: Glory Anne Plata
gplata[at]penguinrandomhouse.com

U.K.: Louise Court
Louise.Court[at]hodder.co.uk


Longer Bio:
Pitchaya Sudbanthad is the author of Bangkok Wakes to Rain, which was selected as a notable book of the year by The New York Times and 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 the MacDowell Colony and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Among the publications to which he has contributed are: Newsweek, Freeman’s, Guernica, Electric Literature, The Millions, and The Morning News. Born in Thailand, he currently splits time between Bangkok and Brooklyn.