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List of famous writers from Thailand, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Thailand is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Thai writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Thailand and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List is made up of writers like Khummarn Khonkhai and Siripan Techajindawong.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Thai writers?" and "Which writers are from Thailand?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Thailand in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Thailand, but they're all of Thailand descent.

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Petchtai Wongkamlao is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 53 Petchtai Wongkamlao, is a Thai comedian, actor and film director. He is best known in Thailand by his stage name, Mum Jokmok; and is a popular Thai television personality. He is variously ...more

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 48 Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter, and film producer. His feature films include Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of ...more

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S. P. Somtow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 66 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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Prachya Pinkaew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 56 Prachya Pinkaew is a Thai film director, film producer and screenwriter. His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior and Tom-Yum-Goong, both martial arts films starring Tony Jaa.

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Anand Tucker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 55 Anand Tucker is a film director and producer based in London. He began his career directing factual television programming and adverts. He co-owns the production company Archer Street. He was ...more

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Nonzee Nimibutr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 56 Nonzee Nimibutr is a Thai film director, film producer and screenwriter. Best known for his ghost thriller, Nang Nak, he is generally credited as the leader among a "New Wave" of Thai ...more

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Tatchakorn Yeerum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 42 Japanom Yeerum, formerly Tatchakorn Yeerum or Phanom Yeerum, better known internationally as Tony Jaa, in Thailand as Jaa Phanom, is a Thai martial artist, physical educator, actor, action ...more

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Jira Maligool is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 57 Jira Maligool is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. He has directed three films, Mekhong Full Moon Party, The Tin Mine and Seven Something, and was the screenwriter behind the ...more

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Annie Brooke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 38 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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Panna Rittikrai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Died at 53 (1961-2014) Panna Rittikrai or birth name Krittiya Lardphanna was a Thai martial arts action choreographer, film director, screenwriter and actor. The leader of the Muay Thai Stunt team, he is best known ...more

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Ekachai Uekrongtham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 56 Ekachai Uekrongtham is a Thai theatre and film director. Based in Singapore, Ekachai is the founding artistic director of ACTION Theatre, a Singapore professional theatre company. Among his ...more

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Chatrichalerm Yukol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 76 Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol, or usually known by his nickname Mui, is a Thai film director, screenwriter and film producer. A prolific director since the 1970s, among his films is the 2001 ...more

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Anocha Suwichakornpong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 42 Anocha Suwichakornpong is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter and producer.

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Emmanuelle Arsan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Died at 73 (1932-2005) 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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Aditya Assarat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 46 Aditya Assarat is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter, producer and cinematographer.

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Kongdej Jaturanrasamee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 46 Kongdej Jaturanrasamee is a Thai screenwriter and film director. His screenplays include The Letter, Tom-Yum-Goong, Noo Hin: The Movie and Me ... Myself. His own films include Sayew and Midnight ...more

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Pen-Ek Ratanaruang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 56 Pen-Ek Ratanaruang is a Thai film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his arthouse work, Last Life in the Universe, and is considered to be one of Thai cinema's leading "new ...more

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Mantak Chia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Mantak Chia age 74 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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Tanit Jitnukul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 62 Tanit Jitnukul is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. Among his films is the 2000 historical battle epic, Bang Rajan. His nickname is "Pued".

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Wisit Sasanatieng is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 54 Wisit Sasanatieng is a Thai film director and screenwriter of Chinese descent. Best known for his colourful debut feature film, Tears of the Black Tiger, he is among a "New Wave" of ...more

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Chantavit Dhanasevi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 35 Chantavit Dhanasevi is a Thai model, actor and screen writer. He is best known for his lead role in the 2010 film Hello Stranger and 2012 film ATM: Er Rak Error.

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Yuthlert Sippapak is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 52 Yuthlert Sippapak is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. He's best known for his genre-blending films Killer Tattoo and Buppah Rahtree.

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Tao Ruspoli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 43 Tao Ruspoli is an Italian American filmmaker, photographer, and musician.

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Kongkiat Khomsiri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 43 Kongkiat Khomsiri is a Thai film director and screenwriter.

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Rattana Pestonji is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Died at 62 (1908-1970) Rattana Pestonji was a Thai Indian film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer and is regarded as the father of contemporary Thai film. Although his filmography was brief, his ...more

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Chukiat Sakweerakul is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 37 Chookiat Sakveerakul, born 1981 in Chiang Mai, Thailand is a Thai film director and screenwriter. He is also credited as Ma-Deaw Chukiatsakwirakul or Matthew Chukiat Sakwirakul. Chookiat's first ...more

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Prabda Yoon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Prabda Yoon age 45 Prabda Yoon is a Thai writer, novelist, artist, graphic designer, magazine editor, screenwriter, translator and media personality. His literary debut, Muang Moom Shak, a collection of five ...more

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Kittikorn Liasirikun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Kittikorn Liasirikun age 51 Kittikorn Liasirikun, also known as Leo Kittikorn, is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. His films include Bus Lane and Saving Private Tootsie.

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Wichanon Somunjarn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Wichanon Somunjarn age 36 Wichanon Somunjarn is a film director, film editor, screenwriter, film score composer and cinematographer.

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Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit age 34 Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Parkpoom Wongpoom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 40 Parkpoom Wongpoom is a Thai filmmaker and screenwriter. With Banjong Pisanthanakun, he co-directed and co-wrote the hit 2004 Thai horror film, Shutter, and the 2007 horror film, Alone.

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Bin Bunluerit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 55 Bin Bunluerit is a film director and an actor.

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Kukrit Pramoj is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Died at 84 (1911-1995) Mom Rajawongse Kukrit Pramoj was a Thai politician and scholar. He was Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand 1973-1974 and was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Thailand, serving in ...more

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Songyos Sugmakanan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Songyos Sugmakanan age 45 Songyos Sugmakanan, nicknamed Yong, is a Thai film director.

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Ml Bhandevanov Devakul is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Ml Bhandevanov Devakul age 65 M.L. Pundhevanop Dhewakul is a film and television director and screenwriter.

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Mingmongkol Sonakul is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 47 Mom Luang Mingmongkol Sonakul is a Thai film producer and independent film director. As the head of her own production company, Dedicate Ltd., she has produced films by Apichatpong ...more

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Jakrawal Nilthamrong is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Jakrawal Nilthamrong age 41 Jakrawal Nilthamrong is a film director, producer, editor, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Pimpaka Towira is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 48 Pimpaka Towira is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter and film producer. Her films include One Night Husband and The Truth Be Told: The Cases Against Supinya Klangnarong.

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Seni Pramoj is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Died at 92 (1905-1997) 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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Bhandit Thongdee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 47 Bhandit Thongdee (Thai: บัณฑิต ทองดี, born March 1, 1971) is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. His films include Mercury Man and The Unborn.

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Banjong Pisanthanakun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Bangjong Pisanthanakun is Thai filmmaker and screenwriter. With Parkpoom Wongpoom, he co-directed and co-wrote the hit 2004 Thai horror film, Shutter, and the 2007 horror film, Alone.

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Cherd Songsri is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Died at 75 (1931-2006) Cherd Songsri was a Thai film director, screenwriter and film producer. A maker of period films that sought to introduce international audiences to his vision of Thai culture, his best-known ...more

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Sunthorn Phu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Sunthorn Phu Died at 69 (1786-1855) 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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Uruphong Raksasad is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Uruphong Raksasad age 41 Uruphong Raksasad is a film director, film editor, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Chart Korbjitti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 64 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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The Pang Brothers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
The Pang Brothers are Danny Pang Phat and Oxide Pang Chun, twin-brother screenwriters and film directors, born in 1965 in Hong Kong. Among their films is the hit Asian horror film, The Eye, ...more

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Vichit Kounavudhi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Died at 75 (1922-1997) Vichit Kounavudhi was a Thai film director and screenwriter. His works include the docudrama Son of the Northeast.

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Euthana Mukdasanit is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
age 66 Euthana Mukdasanit is a Thai film director and screenwriter. As a contemporary of Chatrichalerm Yukol, Euthana was among a group of directors that during the 1970s made films that focused on ...more

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Payut Ngaokrachang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Died at 81 (1929-2010) Payut Ngaokrachang was a Thai cartoonist and animator. He created Thai cinema's first cel-animated feature film, The Adventure of Sudsakorn.

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Khamsing Srinawk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Thailand
Khamsing Srinawk age 88 Khamsing Srinawk is a writer from the Isan region of Thailand. He writes under the pen-name Law khamhɔ̌ɔm. He was named a National Artist in Literature in 1992 and is best known for his ...more