James King

Writer and Photographer in Thailand

James King

Writer and Photographer in Thailand

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James King is an Englishman who emigrated to South Africa in 1995. His work took him all over the Country, visiting Cities, townships and rural areas, gaining valuable insight into the culture and lives of the people, post-apartheid.

In 2011 James left South Africa for Thailand. There he lives in semi-retirement, has created a blog, written books and learned the craft of landscape photography.

Leading a well-travelled but somewhat fractured and unconventional life, James has mixed with politicians, sports stars, creatives, music impresarios, business tycoons, murderers, fraudsters, and even hired assassins. All of them have provided rare material which he uses to great effect in his writing.

After blogging, writing non-fiction travel books about Thailand and poetry he realised his passion lay in writing suspense drama. Emphasising story with a literary bent and character-driven suspense with twists, thrills and emotion, he is currently in the process of writing a fiction series. The first book in the series is due to be published early in 2018.

His poetry drifts from the romantic to fear forthe survival of our world, human rights and the darkness of death. Inspired bymusic, film, and literature, Shakespeare, Dickens, Hesse, Leonard Cohen and BobDylan, among others, have all had a profound influence on his life at somepoint and ultimately his writing and the messages within.

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