S.E.A. Write Award
The awards are given to the writers from each of the countries that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, though not all countries in ASEAN are represented every year. The award is sometimes given for a specific work by an author, or it could be awarded for lifetime achievement. The types of works that are honored vary, and have included poetry, short stories, novels, plays, folklore and scholarly and religious works.
The ceremonies are held in Bangkok, with a member of the Thai royal family presiding. The award was conceived by the management of The Oriental hotel in Bangkok, which then sought further backing from Thai Airways International and other companies. The ceremonies have featured some notable guest speakers, including Iris Murdoch, Peter Ustinov, Jeffrey Archer, James A. Michener, Gore Vidal, William Golding, Rita Dove and Paul Theroux. The 2006 keynote speaker, Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka canceled his keynote speech in protest against the Thai military's coup against the government, and was replaced at the last moment by S.P. Somtow.
List of S.E.A. Write Award winners
|1990||Awang Mohd Salleh bin Abd. Latif||Arifin C. Noer||S. Othman Kelantan||Carmen Guerrero Nakpil||Rama Kannabiran||Anchalee Vivatanachai|
|1991||Mohammad Zain||Subagio Sastrowardoyo||Jihaty Abadi (Yahya Hussin)||Isagani R. Cruz||Gopal Baratham||Mala Kamchan (Charoen Malaroj)|
|1992||Awang Haji Abdul Rahman||Ali Akbar Navis||Ismail Abbas||Alfred Yuson||Cheong Weng Yat||Saksiri Meesomsueb (Kittisak)|
|1993||Pengiran Haji Mohd. Yusuf||Ramadhan K.H.||Kamaruzzaman Abdul Kadir||Linda Ty-Casper||Muhammad Ariff Ahmad||Sila Komchai (Winai Boonchuay)|
|1994||Yang Mulia Awang Haji Morshidi bin Haji Marsal (Mussidi)||Taufiq Ismail||A. Wahab Ali||Buenaventura S. Medina Jr.||Naa Govindasamy||Chart Korbjitti|
Vietnam joined ASEAN in 1995 and named its first S.E.A. Write honoree in 1996. Laos and Myanmar were admitted in 1997 and named their first honorees in 1998. Cambodia joined ASEAN in 1999, and named its first S.E.A. Write honoree that same year.
|1995||P.H. Muhammad Abdul Aziz||Ahmad Tohari||Suhaimi Haji Muhammad||Teodoro T Antonio||Dan Ying (Lew Poo Chan)||Paiwarin Khao-Ngam|
|1996||Pengiran Haji Sabtu bin Pengiran Haji Mohamad Salleh||W.S. Rendra||Zaharah Nawawi||Mike L. Bigornia||Minfong Ho||Kanokphong Songsomphan||To Huu|
|1997||Awang Mohammad bin Haji Timbang||Seno Gumira Ajidarma||Muhammad Haji Salleh||Alejandro Roces||Elangovan||Win Lyovarin|
|1998||Badaruddin H.O.||N. Riantiarno||Thongkham Onemanisone||Othman Puteh||Sinbyu-Kyun Aung Thein||Marne L. Kilates||Abdul Ghani Hamid||Raekham Pradouykham (Suphan Thongklouy)||Ma Van Khang|
|1999||Norsiah M.S.||Pich Tum Kravel||Kuntowijoyo MA.||Chanthi Deuanesavanh||Khadijah Hashim||Kyaw Aung||Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta||Catherine Lim||Win Lyovarin||Huu Thinh|
|2010||Wijaya (Awang Mohd Jamil)||Afrizal Malna||Dara Kanlaya||Zaen Kasturi||Marjorie Evasco||Johar Bin Buang||Zakariya Amataya||Nguyen Nhat Anh|
|2011||Mohd Zefri Ariff bin Mohd Zain Ariff||D Zawawi Imron||Bounthanong Xomxayphol||S.M. Zakir||Romulo P. Baquiran Jr.||Robert Yeo Cheng Chuan||Jadet Kamjorndej||Nguyen Chi Trung|
|2012||Pengiran Haji Mahmud bin Pengiran Damit (Mahmudamit)||Oka Rusmini||Duangxay Luangphasy||Ismail Kassan||Charlson Ong Ong||Suchen Christine Lim||Wipas Srithong||Trung Trung Dinh|
|2013||Haji Masri Haji Idris||Sok Chanphal||Linda Christanty||Soukhee Norasilp||Mohamed Ghozali Abdul Rashid||Maung Sein Win||Rebecca T Anonuevo-Cunada||Yeng Pway Ngon||Angkarn Chanthathip||Thai Ba Loi|
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- Modern and classic Thai short stories in English
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