The Politician and Other Stories
The Politician and Other Stories includes 17 short stories by contemporary Thai writer Khamsing Srinawk. Khamsing’s characters are rich and variegated, sparkling with individuality. These entertaining stories form a window through which to glimpse the unpretentious yet heroic lives of rural Thai villagers in the second half of the 20th century.
About the Authors
Khamsing Srinawk (pseud. Lao Khamhawm) was born in 1930 and grew up in Northeast Thailand. His varied experience as a university student, farmer, journalist, forest ranger, research assistant, and traveling sewing machine salesman provides rich material for his stories. He was named Thailand’s National Artist in Literature in 1992.
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