The first issue of The Bangkok Literary Review – BKKLIT 01 – comprises of one hundred and sixty-six pages of some of the most outstanding contemporary art and literature from Thailand. It features rarely seen artwork from the likes of Bussaraporn Thongchai, Yuree Kensaku, and Imhathai Suwatthanasilp alongside award-winning literature translated into English for the first time.
There is an exclusive short story from Prabda Yoon’s Moving Parts (translated by Mui Poopoksakul) and brilliant, sharply written fiction and poetry from SEA Write winners Jidanun Lueangpiansamut, Zakariya Amataya, Chiranan Pitpreecha, and Jadej Kamjorndej.
In addition, there are eye-opening interviews with the acclaimed artist Jakkai Siributr and the SEA Write Award nominated writer Jirat Prasertsup.
BKKLIT 01 is a beautifully designed and produced magazine printed on 100 gsm lignin-free paper with forty full-page colour reproductions.