Chart Korbjitti

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Chart Korbjitti

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 Judgment) in 1981. Named as Book of the Year by Thailand's Literature Council, the book won him the S.E.A. Write Award.[1] He received a second S.E.A. Write Award in 1994 for Wela (Time).[2] He was named a National Artist in Literature in 2004, and was among the honorees of the inaugural Silpathorn Award, given to Thai contemporary artists.

Biography[edit]

Chart was born in the Khlong Sunak Hon area of Samut Sakhon province. In 1969, at the age of 15, he published his first short story, Nak Rian Nak Leng, in a school publication at Wat Pathum Khong Kha School.

His story Phu Phae won the Cho Karaket short story award in 1979 from Lok Nangsue magazine.

He has established himself as a full-time writer, stating, "I choose to be a writer. I give it my whole life. I have traded my whole life for it."

He has founded the publishing house Samnakphim Hon (Howling Books), which publishes all of his work.

Work[edit]

Chart's books, in order of original publication date:

Adaptations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 S.E.A. Write Awards". South East Asian Writers Awards. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "1994 S.E.A. Write Awards". South East Asian Writers Awards. Retrieved 1 April 2011.