Binlah Sonkalagiri

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Binlah Sonkalagiri (Thai: บินหลา สันกาลาคีรี, RTGSBinla Sankalakhiri) is the pen-name of Thai author Wuthichat Choomsanit (วุฒิชาติ ชุ่มสนิท, born 1965). He won the S.E.A. Write Award in 2005[1] for his work, Chao Ngin (Princess).


Wuthichat graduated high school from Mahavajiravudh Songkhla School in Songkhla Province. He attended the Faculty of Communication Arts at Chulalongkorn University but did not graduate before starting his career as editor-in-chief Pai Yarn Yai, a publication belonging to writer and singer Suu Boonliang. He also worked as a reporter for Matichon and Khao Sod daily newspapers before turning to writing on his own in 1994. He resides in Chiang Mai Province.

As Binlah Sonkalagiri his works include short stories, children's books, novels and travel documentaries. Under his real name, Wuthichat's works include Chan Duem Duang Arthit (I Drink the Sun), Kid Tung Took Pee (Miss You Every Year), Pla Chalarm Fun Lor (The Broken Tooth Shark), Duem Talay Sarb and Arb Talay Say (Drink in the Lake, Bathe in the Desert).


  1. ^ "2005 S.E.A. Write Awards". South East Asian Writers Awards. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011.