S.E.A. Write Award

The S.E.A. Write Award, or Southeast Asian Writers Award, is an award that has been presented annually since 1979 to poet
A poet is a person who writes poetry. A poet's work can be literal, meaning that his work is derived from a specific event, or metaphorical, meaning that his work can take on many meanings and forms. Poets have existed since antiquity, in nearly all languages, and have produced works that vary...

s and writer
A writer is a person who produces literature, such as novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, poetry, or other literary art. Skilled writers are able to use language to portray ideas and images....

s in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...


The awards are given to a writer from each of the countries that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, commonly abbreviated ASEAN rarely ), is a geo-political and economic organization of ten countries located in Southeast Asia, which was formed on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Since then, membership has...

, though not all countries in ASEAN have been 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
Short story
A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. This format tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as novellas and novels. Short story definitions based on length differ somewhat, even among professional writers, in part because...

, novel
A novel is a book of long narrative in literary prose. The genre has historical roots both in the fields of the medieval and early modern romance and in the tradition of the novella. The latter supplied the present generic term in the late 18th century....

s, plays
Play (theatre)
A play is a form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of scripted dialogue between characters, intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading. There are rare dramatists, notably George Bernard Shaw, who have had little preference whether their plays were performed...

, folklore
Folklore consists of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales and customs that are the traditions of a culture, subculture, or group. It is also the set of practices through which those expressive genres are shared. The study of folklore is sometimes called...

 and scholarly and religious works.

The ceremonies are held in Bangkok
Bangkok is the capital and largest urban area city in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep , meaning "city of angels." The full name of Bangkok is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom...

, 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
Thai Airways International
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited is the national flag carrier and largest airline of Thailand. Formed in 1988, the airline's headquarters are located in Chatuchak District, Bangkok, and operates out of Suvarnabhumi Airport. Thai is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Thai is a...

 and other companies. The ceremonies have featured some notable guest speakers, including Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch
Dame Iris Murdoch DBE was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about political and social questions of good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious...

, Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
Peter Alexander Ustinov CBE was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humourist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster and television presenter...

, Jeffrey Archer, James A. Michener
James A. Michener
James Albert Michener was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which were sweeping sagas, covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating historical facts into the stories...

, Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal is an American author, playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and political activist. His third novel, The City and the Pillar , outraged mainstream critics as one of the first major American novels to feature unambiguous homosexuality...

, William Golding
William Golding
Sir William Gerald Golding was a British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies...

, Rita Dove
Rita Dove
Rita Frances Dove is an American poet and author. From 1993-1995 she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position now popularly known as "U.S. Poet Laureate"...

 and Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux
Paul Edward Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work of travel writing is perhaps The Great Railway Bazaar . He has also published numerous works of fiction, some of which were made into feature films. He was awarded the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his...

. The 2006 keynote speaker, Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

 laureate Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka
Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka is a Nigerian writer, poet and playwright. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, where he was recognised as a man "who in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence", and became the first African in Africa and...

 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.


Until 1984, ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, commonly abbreviated ASEAN rarely ), is a geo-political and economic organization of ten countries located in Southeast Asia, which was formed on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Since then, membership has...

 comprising Indonesia
Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

 and Thailand
Thailand , officially the Kingdom of Thailand , formerly known as Siam , is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula and Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the...

. Brunei
Brunei , officially the State of Brunei Darussalam or the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace , is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia...

 was admitted in 1984 and its first S.E.A. Write honoree was named in 1986.
Year Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Singapore Thailand
1979 Sutardji Calzoum Bachri
Sutardji Calzoum Bachri
Sutardji Calzoum Bachri, known as Tardji, is a well-known Indonesian poet. A native Malay speaker, he successfully launched a credo of 'freeing words of their meanings'....

A. Samad Said
A. Samad Said
Abdul Samad bin Muhammad Said, pen name A. Samad Said is a Malaysian poet and novelist who, in May 1976, was named by Malay literature communities and many of the country's linguists as the Pejuang Sastera [Literary Exponent] receiving, within the following decade, the 1979 Southeast Asia Write...

Jolico Cuadra Edwin Thumboo
Edwin Thumboo
Edwin Nadason Thumboo is an award-winning Singaporean poet and academic who is regarded as one of the pioneers of English literature in Singapore....

Kampoon Boonthawee
1980 Putu Wijaya
Putu Wijaya
I Gusti Ngurah Putu Wijaya , better known simply as Putu Wijaya, was born in Tabanan, Bali. He is an Indonesian author, considered by many to be one of Indonesia's most prominent literary figures....

Baharuddin Zainal (Baha Zain) Nick Joaquin
Nick Joaquín
Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín was a Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila...

Masuri bin Sulikun Naowarat Pongpaiboon
1981 Goenawan Mohamad
Goenawan Mohamad
Goenawan Mohamad is a renowned Indonesian poet and man of letters.Goenawan Mohamad was born in Batang, Central Java. His early writings include Potret Seorang Penyair Muda Sebagai Si Malin Kundang and Seks, Sastra, Kita ,'"Kesusastraan dan Kekuasaan' Goenawan Mohamad (born 29 July 1941) is a...

Abdullah Hussain
Abdullah Hussain
Datuk Abdullah Hussain is a Malaysian novelist and writer. He received the Malaysian National Laureate in 1996 which makes him the 8th recipient of the award.-Early years:Hussain was born on 25 March 1920 in Sungai Limau Dalam, Yan, Kedah...

Gregorio C. Brillantes
Gregorio C. Brillantes
Gregorio C. Brillantes, a Palanca Award Hall of Famer and a multi-awarded fiction writer, is one of the Philippines' most popular writers in English....

Wong Meng Voon 黄孟文 Ussiri Dhammachote
1982 Marianne Katoppo Usman Awang
Usman Awang
Usman Awang was a Malaysian poet, playwright and novelist. Malaysian National Laureate . He was born into a penniless family in Johore, and had done coolies and served as a policeman when he was young. He was good at writing traditional Pantun poems...

Adrian Cristobal
Adrian Cristobal
Adrian E. Cristobal was a Filipino writer who frequently touched on political and historical themes. Perhaps best known to the public for his "Breakfast Table" newspaper column, he was also a Palanca Award-winning playwright, fictionist and essayist. He likewise held several positions in...

Ma Ilangkannan (M Balakrishnan) Chart Korbjitti
Chart Korbjitti
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 him the S.E.A. Write Award. He received a second S.E.A. Write Award in 1994 for Wela...

1983 Y. B. Mangunwijaya Adibah Amin Edilberto K. Tiempo
Edilberto K. Tiempo
Edilberto Kaindong Tiempo , also known as E.K. Tiempo, was a Filipino writer and professor. He and his wife, Edith L. Tiempo, are credited by Silliman University with establishing "a tradition in excellence in creative writing and the teaching of literacy craft which continues to this day" at that...

Arthur Yap
Arthur Yap
-Biography:Arthur Yap was born in Singapore, the sixth child of a carpenter and a housewife. Yap attended St Andrew's School and the University of Singapore, after which he won a British Council scholarship to study at the University of Leeds in England...

Komtuan Khantanu (Prasatporn Poosusilapadhorn)
1984 Budi Darma
Budi Darma
Budi Darma, BA, MA, Prof. Budi Darma, BA, MA, Prof. Budi Darma, BA, MA, Prof. (born April 25, 1937 in Rembang, Center Java, Indonesia, is one of the most influential Indonesian writers. He is currently teaching English Literature and Creative Writing at Surabaya State University (East...

A. Latiff Mohidin Virginia R. Moreno Wong Yoon Wah Wanich Jarungidanan
1985 Abdul Hadi Wiji Muthari Arena Wati
Arena Wati
Muhammad Dahlan Abdul Baing, or Andi Mohammad Dahlan Andi Buyung , whose pseudonym was Arena Wati, was an award winning Malaysian writer. He was declared as the Malaysian National Laureate in 1988. His writings were in the Malay language.He was born in Jeneponto, Makassar, Indonesia. In 1943 at...

 (Muhammad Dahalan bin Abdul Biang)
Ricaredo Demetillo Noor S.I. (Ismail bin Haji Omar) Krisna Asokesin (Sukanya Cholsuk)
1986 Muslim Burmat (Haji Muslim bin Haji Burut) Sapardi Djoko Damono
Sapardi Djoko Damono
Sapardi Djoko Damono is an Indonesian poet known for lyrical poems, and who is widely regarded as the pioneer of lyrical poetry in Indonesia.Sapardi began writing poetry while still in high school in Surakarta...

Kemala (Ahmad Kamal Abdullah) Jose Maria Sison
José María Sison
Jose Maria Sison is a writer and activist who reorganized the Communist Party of the Philippines and added elements of Maoism to its philosophy....

Paranan (C. Veloo) Angkarn Kalayaanapong
1987 Yahya bin Haji Ibrahim Umar Kayam
Umar Kayam
Umar Kayam was an Indonesian sociologist and writer born in Ngawi, East Java, on April 30, 1932 and died on March 16, 2002. He followed education in Hollands Inlands School Mangkunegoro, Surakarta, where his father also taught. After that, he continued his education to MULO, then continued the...

Noordin Hassan Bienvenido N. Santos Lee Tzu Pheng
Lee Tzu Pheng
Lee Tzu Pheng was born and educated in Singapore. She has a Ph.D in English from the National University of Singapore from where she has recently retired as a Senior Lecturer in its English Department...

Paitoon Thanya (Thanya Sangkapanthanon)
1988 Leman Ahmad (Haji Leman bin Ahmad) Danarto
Danarto is an Indonesian writer, artist and stage designer.-Life:From 1958-1961 he studied painting at the Indonesian Fine Arts Academy in Yogyakarta. During this period, he also edited the children's magazine, "Si Kuncung". Until 1964, he was a member of the art and drama group "Sanggarbambu"...

Azizi Haji Abdullah Rio Alma (Virgilio S. Almario) Leou Pei Ann (Chua Boon Hean) Nikom Rayawa
Nikom Rayawa
Nikom Rayawa is an award-winning Thai novelist.He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Thammasat University, where he began his writing career...

1989 Adi Kelana (Haji bin Haji Muhamad Said) Gerson Poyk Siti Zainon Ismail Lina Espina Moore Suratman Markasan Chiranan Pitpreecha


Year Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Singapore Thailand
1990 Awang Mohd Salleh bin Abd. Latif Arifin C. Noer
Arifin C. Noer
Arifin Chairin Noer, commonly known as Arifin C. Noer is an Indonesian poet, theater director and highly successful film producer. Arifin C...

S. Othman Kelantan Carmen Guerrero Nakpil
Carmen Guerrero Nakpil
Carmen Guerrero Nakpil is a Filipino writer and historian.She came from a literary family, which includes her brother, the diplomat and novelist León María Guerrero III, uncles Fernando María Guerrero and Manuel Guerrero who were poets and essayists, and cousin Wilfrido María Guerrero, who was a...

Rama Kannabiran Anchalee Vivatanachai
1991 Mohammad Zain Subagio Sastrowardoyo
Subagio Sastrowardoyo
Subagio Sastrowardoyo was an Indonesian poet, short-story writer, essayist and literary critic. Born in Madiun, East Java, the Dutch East Indies , he was educated at Gadjah Mada University, Cornell University and Yale University...

Jihaty Abadi (Yahya Hussin) Isagani R. Cruz
Isagani R. Cruz
-Education:Cruz earned his undergraduate degree from the University of the Philippines, where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics in 1965. He later enrolled at the Ateneo de Manila University to earn an M.A. in English Literature in 1970. He also earned a Ph.D. in English Literature...

Gopal Baratham
Gopal Baratham
Gopal Baratham was a Singaporean author and neurosurgeon. He was known for his frank style and his ability to write about topics that were often considered controversial in the conservative city-state.-Life:...

Mala Kamchan (Charoen Malaroj)
1992 Awang Haji Abdul Rahman Ali Akbar Navis
Ali Akbar Navis
Ali Akbar Navis was a prominent Indonesian author. One of his excellent short novels is "Robohnya Surau Kami" stories about culture bankruptcy in Minangkabau....

Ismail Abbas Alfred Yuson
Alfred Yuson
Alfred A. Yuson has authored 19 books, including novels, poetry collections, short fiction, essays, and children's stories, apart from having edited various other titles....

Cheong Weng Yat Saksiri Meesomsueb
Saksiri Meesomsueb
Saksiri Meesomsueb is a Thai poet and writer. He is also known by the pen name Kittisak.Meesomsueb won the 1992 S.E.A. Write Award for his collection of poems, That Hand is White. In 2005, he was given the Silpathorn Award for Literature....

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.
Buenaventura S. Medina Jr.
Buenaventura S. Medina Jr. is a Filipino author of more than twenty-five books -- mostly novels and books on criticism.Aside from his published works, which include: Pintig , Gantimpala , Confrontations, Past and Present in Philippine Literature , The Primal Passion, Tagalog Literature in the...

Naa Govindasamy
Naa Govindasamy
Naa Govindasamy was one of the pioneers of the Tamil on the Internet. Naa Govindasamy, a lecturer at the National Institute of Education, worked to develop the Singapore 16 bit Unicode system which uses Tamilnet and Tamilfix fonts and enables a user to input Tamil in all three computer platforms...

Chart Korbjitti
Chart Korbjitti
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 him the S.E.A. Write Award. He received a second S.E.A. Write Award in 1994 for Wela...


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.
Year Brunei Cambodia Indonesia Laos Malaysia Myanmar Philippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam
1995 P.H. Muhammad Abdul Aziz Ahmad Tohari
Ahmad Tohari
Ahmad Tohari is an Indonesian author born in the village of Tinggarjaya, Jatilawang, Banyumas on the June 13, 1948. He is married with five children, and continues to live in the Banyumas area. His formal education was only until high school in Purwokerto. He explored several faculties of...

Suhaimi Haji Muhammad Teodoro T Antonio Dan Ying (Lew Poo Chan) Paiwarin Khao-Ngam
Paiwarin Khao-Ngam
Paiwarin Khao-Ngam is a Thai writer.His first work, There's No Poem From A Poor Man, was published in 1979. In 1995 he won the S.E.A. Write Award for his collection of poems, Banana Tree Horse.-References:...

1996 Pengiran Haji Sabtu bin Pengiran Haji Mohamad Salleh W.S. Rendra Zaharah Nawawi Mike L. Bigornia Minfong Ho
Minfong Ho
Minfong Ho is an award-winning Chinese American writer. Her works frequently deal with the lives of people living in poverty in Southeast Asian countries...

Kanokphong Songsomphan
Kanokphong Songsomphan
Kanokphong Songsomphan was a Thai writer. He was the winner of the S.E.A. Write Award for Thailand in 1996 for his collection of short stories, Phaendin Uen...

To Huu
To Huu
Tố Hữu was Vietnam’s most famous revolutionary poet. He published five collections of poems, the first of which was the 1946 collection entitled Poem, which included many of his most popular and influential works that were written during the anti-French period from 1937 to 1946.Tố Hữu was born...

1997 Awang Mohammad bin Haji Timbang Seno Gumira Ajidarma
Seno Gumira Ajidarma
Seno Gumira Ajidarma is an Indonesian author of short stories, essays, and movie scripts. He is also known as a journalist, photographer and lecturer. He won the 1997 S.E.A. Write Award...

Muhammad Haji Salleh Alejandro Roces
Alejandro Roces
Alejandro Reyes Roces was a Filipino author, essayist, dramatist and a National Artist of the Philippines for literature...

Elangovan Win Lyovarin
Win Lyovarin
Win Lyovarin , is a Thai writer. He is a two-time winner of the S.E.A...

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
Khadijah Hashim
Khadijah Hashim is a Malaysian writer, teacher and journalist. She has worked as a teacher and also as a journalist with local newspapers Utusan Melayu and Berita Harian . She is more well-known as a novelist, and has produced 19 novels...

Kyaw Aung Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta
Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta
Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta was a poet, editor, author, and teacher. One of the country's most respected writers, Dimalanta published several books of poetry, criticism, drama, and prose and edited various literary anthologies. In 1999, she received Southeast Asia's highest literary honor, the S.E.A...

Catherine Lim
Catherine Lim
Catherine Lim is a best-selling Singaporean fiction author known for writing about Singapore society and of themes of traditional Chinese culture. Hailed as the "doyenne of Singapore writers", Lim has published nine collections of short stories, five novels, two poetry collections and numerous...

Win Lyovarin
Win Lyovarin
Win Lyovarin , is a Thai writer. He is a two-time winner of the S.E.A...

Huu Thinh


Year Brunei Cambodia Indonesia Laos Malaysia Myanmar Philippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam
2000 Pehin Dato Abdul Aziz bin Juned Kong Bun Chhoeun Wisran Hadi Souvanthone Bouphanouvong Lim Swee Tin Daw Yin Yin (Saw Mon Nyin) Antonio Enriquez Teoh Hee La 张曦娜 Wimon Sainimnuan Nguyen Khai
2001 Rahim M.S. (Awang Haji Ibrahin bin Haji Muhammad) Mao Ayuth Saini K.M. (Saini Kosim) Somsy Dexakhamphou Zakaria Ariffin Htin Gyi (Tekkatho Htin Gyi) Felice Prudente Sta. Maria K.T. M. Iqbal (Mohamed Iqbal) Chokchai Bundit (Chokchai Bunditsilasak) Nguyen Duc Mau
2002 Rosli Abidin Yahya Seng Sam An Darmanto Jatman Viseth Svengsuksa Anwar bin Ridhwan Roberto T. Añonuevo
Roberto T. Añonuevo
Roberto T. Añonuevo is a Filipino poet and author of various award-winning anthologies.-Life:He was raised in Pasig, Philippines. He was able to travel to different countries throughout his lifetime...

Mohamed Latiff bin Mohamed Prabda Yoon
Prabda Yoon
Prabda Yoon is a Thai writer, novelist, artist, graphic designer, magazine editor, screenwriter and translator. He is the son of Nation Multimedia Group executive and editor Suthichai Yoon....

Nguyen Kien
2003 Hashim bin Haji Abdul Hamid Kim Pinun Nh. Dini
Nh. Dini
Nurhayati Srihardini Siti Nukatin , better known by her pen name "Nh. Dini" , is an Indonesian novelist and feminist. She is the youngest of five children of Saljowidjojo and Kusaminah...

Theap Vongpakay Zakaria Ali Domingo G. Landicho
Domingo G. Landicho
Domingo Goan Landicho , is a Philippine writer and academic.He obtained his Bachelor of Arts and BS in Journalism degrees from the Lyceum of the Philippines, and an MA in Education at the National Teachers College. He later earned his Bachelor of Laws degree at Lyceum...

Philip Jeyaretnam
Philip Jeyaretnam
Philip Antony Jeyaretnam is a lawyer from Singapore. He is a Senior Counsel in Singapore, former President of the Law Society of Singapore, and a member of the Singapore Public Service Commission. He is also well known as a fiction writer. He is the younger son of the late veteran Singaporean...

Duanwad Pimwana Bang Viet
2004 Jawawi bin Haji Ahmad Chey Chap Gus tf Sakai Thongbay Phothisane Zurinah Hassan César Ruiz Aquino
César Ruiz Aquino
César Ruiz Aquino is a Filipino poet and fictionist. He was born and raised in Zamboanga City, Philippines. He was educated at the Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines and Silliman University. He began his writing career when Philippine Graphic published his story Noon and...

Soon Ai Ling 孙爱玲 Rewat Phanpipat Do Chu
2005 Rahimi A.B. Miech Ponn Acep Zamzam Noor Bounseune Sengmany Abdul Ghafar Ibrahim Malou Jacob
Malou Jacob
Malou Leviste Jacob is a playwright.Jacob has been a resident playwright of PETA. She finished Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Maryknoll College . She continued her studies in the field of TV production and Direction in City University of New York; and Film production in New York University...

P. Krishnan Binlah Sonkalagiri
Binlah Sonkalagiri
Binlah Sonkalagiri is the pen-name of Thai author Wuthichat Choomsanit . He won the S.E.A. Write Award in 2005 for his work, Chao Ngin .- Biography :...

 (Wuthichat Choomsanit)
Phu Tram
2006 Sawal Rajab Vannarirak Pal Sitor Situmorang
Sitor Situmorang
Sitor Situmorang is an Indonesian poet, essayist and writer of short stories. Situmorang was born in Harianboho, Sumatra, and educated in Jakarta...

Douangdeuane Bounyavong Jong Chian Lai Victor Emmanuel Carmelo D. Nadera, Jr. Isa Kamari Ngarmpun Vejjajiva
Ngarmpun Vejjajiva
Ngarmpun Vejjajiva is a Thai novelist and translator. She was the recipient of the S.E.A. Write Award for Thailand in 2006 for her first novel, The Happiness of Kati. A wheelchair user, she has had cerebal palsy since birth and finds comfort in immersing herself in the imaginary world of reading...

Le Van Thao
2007 Haji Moksin bin Haji Abdul Kadir Ourn Suphany Suparto Brata Ratanavong Houmphanh Prof. Rahman Shaari Michael Coroza Rex Shelley
Rex Shelley
Rex Anthony Shelley was a Eurasian Singaporean author. A graduate of the University of Malaya in Singapore and Cambridge trained in engineering and economics, Shelley managed his own business and also worked as member of the Public Service Commission for over 30 years...

Montri Sriyong Tran Van Tuan
2008 Zairis M.S. Sin Touch Hamsad Rangkuti
Hamsad Rangkuti
Hamsad Rangkuti is an award winning Indonesian writer.In 2007, he won the South East Asian Write Award among Indonesian writers for "Bibir dalam Pispot".-Works:...

Othong Khaminsou Hatta Azad Khan Elmer Alindogan Ordonez Stella Kon Vachara Sajasarasin (Vachara Phetchphromsorn) Nguyen Ngoc Tu
2009 Hajah Norsiah binti Haji Abdul Gapar Floribertus Rahardi Khamseng Synonthong Azmah Nordin Abdon Jr Balde Chia Hwee Pheng Uthis Haemamool Cao Duy Son
2010 Wijaya (Awang Mohd Jamil) Afrizal Malna
Afrizal Malna
Afrizal Malna, born in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 7, 1957, is an Indonesian activist, writer of prose, poetry, and theatrical texts.-Biography:...

Dara Kanlaya Zaen Kasturi Marjorie Evasco
Marjorie Evasco
Marjorie Evasco is an award- winning Filipino poet, born in Maribojoc, Bohol on September 21, 1953. She writes in two languages: English and Cebuano-Visayan and is a supporter of women's rights, especially of women writers...

Johar Bin Buang Zakariya Amataya Nguyen Nhat Anh
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