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Famous Authors from Thailand

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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.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Thailand?" and "Who are the best Thai authors?"

For further information on these historic Thai authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Thai authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
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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

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Birthdate: 1952-12-30

Nationality: Thailand, United States of America

Series Written: Valentine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, V, Riverrun, Mallworld, + more

S. P. Somtow (a rearrangement of his real name Somtow Papinian Sucharitkul; Thai: สมเถา สุจริตกุล; RTGS: Somthao Sucharitakun; born December 30, 1952) is a Thai-American musical composer. He is ...more
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Annie Brooke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand

Birthplace: Thailand, Bangkok

Birthdate: 1980

Nationality: 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

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Birthdate: 1932-01-19

Nationality: France, Thailand

Marayat Rollet-Andriane formerly Marayat Krasaesin (Thai: มารยาท กระแสสินธุ์) or her birthname Marayat Bibidh (Thai: มารยาท พิพิธ; RTGS: Marayat Phiphit; born 19 January 1932 – 12 June 2005), ...more
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Udom Taephanit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Domcumentary, Notebook, Chai Deaw

Birthplace: Chonburi Province, Thailand

Birthdate: 1968

Nationality: Thailand

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: Mahatsa'chan Chiwit

Birthdate: 1958

Nationality: Thailand

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

Birthplace: Thailand, Asia, Southeast Asia, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, Ayutthaya

Birthdate: 1900

Nationality: Thailand

Pridi Banomyong (Thai: ปรีดี พนมยงค์, RTGS: Pridi Phanomyong, pronounced [prīː.dīː pʰā.nōm.jōŋ]; 11 May 1900 – 2 May 1983) was a Thai politician and professor. He was a prime minister and senior ...more
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Mantak Chia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
La Pareja Multiorgasmica, Bone Marrow Nei Kung, El Hombre Multiorgasmico

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Birthdate: 1944-04-04

Nationality: Thailand

Mantak Chia (Chinese: 謝明德, Pinyin: Xiè Míngdé, born April 24, 1944 in Bangkok, Thailand) is a Taoist Master. He is best known for his teaching Taoist practices under the ...more
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Seni Pramoj is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
King of Siam speaks

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Birthdate: 1905-05-26

Nationality: Thailand

Mom Rajawongse Seni Pramoj (Thai: หม่อมราชวงศ์เสนีย์ ปราโมช, RTGS: Seni Pramot, IPA: [sěː.niː praː.môːt]; 26 May 1905 – 28 July 1997) was three times the prime minister of Thailand, a ...more
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Patcharasri Benjamas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Birthdate: 1976

Nationality: Thailand

Patcharasri Benjamas is an actress.
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Sunthorn Phu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Phra Aphai Mani, Nirat Suphan, Nirat Phukaothong

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Asia, Southeast Asia

Birthdate: 1786

Nationality: Thailand

Phra Sunthonwohan (Thai: พระสุนทรโวหาร), known as Sunthorn Phu (Thai: สุนทรภู่, RTGS: Sunthonphu, pronounced [sǔn.tʰɔ̄ːn.pʰûː]; 26 June 1786 – 1855), is Thailand's best-known royal poet. ...more
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Kulap Saipradit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Kulap in Oz

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Asia, Southeast Asia

Birthdate: 1905

Nationality: Thailand

Kulap Saipradit (Thai: กุหลาบ สายประดิษฐ์, pen name Siburapha (ศรีบูรพา, also romanized Sriburapha or Sri Burapha, 31 March 1905 – 16 June 1974) was a newspaper editor and one of the foremost ...more
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Chart Korbjitti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Wela, Khamphiphaksa

Birthplace: Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand

Birthdate: 1954-06-25

Nationality: Thailand

Chart Korbjitti (Thai: ชาติ กอบจิตติ; RTGS: Chat Kopchitti; born June 25, 1954 in Samut Sakhon) is a Thai writer. He first came to prominence with the publication of his novel Khamphiphaksa (The ...more
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Winita Ditheeyont is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Panyachon Kon Krua

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Asia, Southeast Asia

Birthdate: 1949

Nationality: Thailand

Winita Ditheeyont is a Thai author.
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Chatchai Wisedsuvarnabhu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Waew Mayura, Petch Pra Uma, Laong Dao

Birthplace: Pattani Province, Thailand, Asia, Southeast Asia

Birthdate: 1931

Nationality: Thailand

Chatchai Wisedsuvarnabhumi is a Thai author.
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Ngarmpun Vejjajiva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, England, Great Britain

Birthdate: 1963

Nationality: Thailand

Ngarmpun Vejjajiva (Thai: งามพรรณ เวชชาชีวะ, RTGS: Ngamphan Wetchachiwa, born January 27, 1963 in London) is a Thai novelist and translator. She was the recipient of the S.E.A. Write Award for ...more
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Buddhadasa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand

Birthplace: Chaiya District, Thailand

Birthdate: 1906-05-27

Nationality: Thailand

Phra Dharmakosacarya (Nguam Indapañño) (Thai: พระธรรมโกศาจารย์ (เงื่อม อินฺทปญฺโญ); RTGS: Phra Thammakosachan (Ngueam Inthapanyo)), also known as Buddhādasa Bhikkhu (Thai: ...more
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Win Lyovarin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand

Birthplace: Thailand, Hat Yai District, Asia, Southeast Asia

Birthdate: 1956

Nationality: Thailand

Win Lyovarin (Thai: วินทร์ เลียววาริณ, RTGS: Win Liaowarin, birth name: Somchai Lyowarin, Thai: สมชัย เลี้ยววาริณ, born 23 March 1956) is a Thai writer. He is a two-time winner of the S.E.A. ...more
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Montchai Sirilathaporn ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Leh Boung Mon Tra, Khun Chai Rachanon

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Asia, Southeast Asia

Birthdate: 1971

Nationality: Thailand

Series Written: Suparburoot Jutathep Series, The Six Sense Seu Rak Sampad Haujai

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Siripan Techajindawong ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Mah Nakorn

Birthdate: 1966

Nationality: Thailand

Siripun Taechachiadawong (born 1966) 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 ...more
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Hem Vejakorn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand

Birthplace: Phra Nakhon District

Birthdate: 1904

Nationality: Thailand

Hem Vejakorn (Thai: เหม เวชกร; RTGS: Hem Wetchakon; January 17, 1904, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok – April 16, 1969, Thon Buri, Bangkok) was a Thai artist and writer. He is best known for his ...more
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Phew Sooksawat na ayutth... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Wanida

Birthdate: 1895

Nationality: Thailand

Tatsuya Suksawat is a Thai novelist and short story writer.
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Chatraras Kaewmorakot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Kab Dak Rak Luang, Khun Chai Pawornruj

Nationality: Thailand

Series Written: Suparburoot Jutathep Series, The Six Sense Seu Rak Sampad Haujai

Chatraras Kaewmorakot is an author.
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Thipayawalai Supunwanich... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Plew Fai Nai Sai Lom, Khun Chai Ronapee

Nationality: Thailand

Series Written: Suparburoot Jutathep Series, The Six Sense Seu Rak Sampad Haujai

Thipayawalai Supunwanich is an author.
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Ubpatam Kongkaew is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Majurat See Nam Pueng

Nationality: Thailand

Ubpatam Kongkaew is an author.
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Sopak Suwan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Thailand
Fah Jarod Sai

Nationality: Thailand

Sopak Suwan is a Thai author.