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List of the most popular authors from Thailand, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Thai authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Thai writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

A factual list, featuring authors like Ngarmpun Vejjajiva and Thipayawalai Supunwanich.

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S. P. Somtow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Vampire Junction, Forest of the Night, Jasmine Nights S. P. Somtow is a Thai-American musical composer. He is also a science fiction, fantasy, and horror author writing in English. Somtow has both Thai and American citizenship.

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Annie Brooke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Annie Brooks is an actress, known for Yern Peh Lay semakute (2007), E som somwang (2007) and Dtaew Dte Dteen Ra-Bert (2009).

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Emmanuelle Arsan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Woman, Emmanuelle Marayat Rollet-Andriane formerly Marayat Krasaesin or her birthname Marayat Bibidh, known by the pen name Emmanuelle Arsan, was a French novelist of Eurasian origin, best known for the novel ...more

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Udom Taephanit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Udom Taephanit Domcumentary, Notebook, Chai Deaw Udom Taepanich, also known by the nicknamw Nose, is a comedian, artist and writer. He was named as Best one of the Persons of the Century in Performing Arts by Nation Publishing Group In year ...more

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Mayura Sawetsila is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Mayura Sawetsila Mayura Sawetsila: Mahatsa'chan Chiwit Mayura Sawetsila is an actor.

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Pridi Banomyong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Khum panyā, Pridi by Pridi, Mahārāt læ Rattanakōsin Pridi Banomyong was a Thai politician. He was a Prime Minister and senior statesman of Thailand, and was named one of the world's great personalities of the 20th century by UNESCO in 2000.

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Mantak Chia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Mantak Chia La Pareja Multiorgasmica, Bone Marrow Nei Kung, El Hombre Multiorgasmico Mantak Chia is a Taoist Master. He is best known for his teaching Taoist practices under the names of Healing Tao, Tao Yoga, Universal Healing Tao System and Chi Kung. Throughout decades of ...more

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Seni Pramoj is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
King of Siam speaks Mom Rajawongse Seni Pramoj was three times the prime minister of Thailand and a politician in the Democrat Party. A member of the Thai royal family, he was a descendant of King Rama II.

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Patcharasri Benjamas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Patcharasri Benjamas is an actress.

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Sunthorn Phu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Sunthorn Phu Phra Aphai Mani, Nirat Suphan, Nirat Phukaothong Phra Sunthorn Vohara, known as Sunthorn Phu, is Thailand’s best-known royal poet. He authored during the Rattanakosin era. Phu's career as a royal poet began in the reign of King Rama II, and ...more

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Kulap Saipradit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Kulap Saipradit Kulap in Oz Kulap Saipradit was a newspaper editor and one of the foremost Thai novelists of his time. He was a vocal activist for human rights and because of this, he ran afoul of the authorities and was ...more

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Chart Korbjitti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Wela, Khamphiphaksa Chart Korbjitti is a Thai writer. He first came to prominence with the publication of his novel Khamphiphaksa in 1981. Named as Book of the Year by Thailand's Literature Council, the book won ...more

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Khingchat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Khingchat Maya Tawan, Maya Tawan, Porn Prom Onlaweng Khingchat is a Thai author.

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Winita Ditheeyont is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Winita Ditheeyont Panyachon Kon Krua Winita Ditheeyont is a Thai author.

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Chatchai Wisedsuvarnabhumi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Chatchai Wisedsuvarnabhumi Waew Mayura, Petch Pra Uma, Laong Dao Chatchai Wisedsuvarnabhumi is a Thai author.

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Ngarmpun Vejjajiva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Ngarmpun Vejjajiva is a Thai novelist and translator. She was the recipient of the S.E.A. Write Award for Thailand in 2006 for her first novel, The Happiness of Kati. A wheelchair user, she has ...more

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Buddhadasa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Buddhadasa Bhikkhu was a famous and influential ascetic-philosopher of the 20th century. Known as an innovative reinterpreter of Buddhist doctrine and Thai folk beliefs, Buddhadasa fostered a ...more

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Win Lyovarin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Win Lyovarin is a Thai writer. He is a two-time winner of the S.E.A. Write Award. His novels and short stories have been hailed in Thailand for being provocative and encouraging young readers to ...more

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Montchai Sirilathaporn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Montchai Sirilathaporn Leh Boung Mon Tra, Khun Chai Rachanon Montchai Sirilathaporn is an author.

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Siripan Techajindawong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Mah Nakorn Siripun Taechachiadawong is a Thai writer who writes under the pen name Koynuch. Her works include the children's book, The Little Garuda, which won honorable mention for children's books in the ...more

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Hem Vejakorn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Hem Vejakorn was a Thai artist and writer. He is best known for his illustrations for the covers of 10-satang pulp novels, which have in turn influenced subsequent generations of Thai artists ...more

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Phew Sooksawat na ayutthaya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Phew Sooksawat na ayutthaya Wanida Tatsuya Suksawat is a Thai novelist and short story writer.

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Chatraras Kaewmorakot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Chatraras Kaewmorakot Kab Dak Rak Luang, Khun Chai Pawornruj Chatraras Kaewmorakot is an author.

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Thipayawalai Supunwanich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Thipayawalai Supunwanich Plew Fai Nai Sai Lom, Khun Chai Ronapee Thipayawalai Supunwanich is an author.

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Ubpatam Kongkaew is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Ubpatam Kongkaew Majurat See Nam Pueng Ubpatam Kongkaew is an author.

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Sopak Suwan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Sopak Suwan Fah Jarod Sai Sopak Suwan is a Thai author.

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Nicha Tantichalermsin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Nicha Tantichalermsin Yan Sue Rak, Khun Chai Taratorn Nicha Tantichalermsin is a writer.