Prabda Yoon

Thailand

A multidisciplinary creative working in literature, design, publishing, art, and film, Prabda Yoon was born in 1973 in Bangkok. Educated in the United States from the age of fifteen, Yoon graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts from the Cooper Union in New York City in 1997 and returned to Thailand military service in 1998. Yoon’s second book, Kwam Na Ja Pen (Probability) (2002), won the prestigious S.E.A. Write Award in 2002. 

Since his debut collection, Yoon has written and published numerous story collections, novels, essays, song lyrics, and screenplays. His writings have been translated to Japanese, English, Spanish, Italian, and Chinese. His book The Sad Part Was (Tilted Axis, 2017), is the first translation of Thai fiction to be published in the UK.