Thailand and Laos are neighbouring countries with similar language and culture.

But although Laotians have enjoyed Thai literature for many years, until recently Thais were more interested in ‘Western’ authors for foreign fiction.

As the literature scene in Laos develops, more books are finding an audience in Thailand. This article from the Bangkok Post explains more.

Another article gives an example of Lao poetry.

Have you read any books by Thai or Lao authors? What did you think?

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Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.