I am grateful to every individual and institution and company that has initiated this award 35 years ago in Thailand. I am so honored to be a recipient of what is now the most prestigious literary award of South East Asia, The S.E.A Write Award.
Moreover, The S.E.A. Write Award also serves as a bridge for our South East Asian nations to know each other better, to learn, to enjoy and to appreciate the best of our literary works.
Literature has opened our geographical boundaries and provides a very wide space for the ongoing friendship and brotherhood and sisterhood to celebrate human values and human dignity, without limits. I’m very sure in the future, this award will continue to bring forth the very best of literary works and will continue to strengthen Southeast Asian literary influence around the world.