William L. Gibson is a writer, researcher, and sound artist based in Southeast Asia. He holds a PhD from the University of Leeds. His current research interest is the life and work of Alfred Raquez. William's work has appeared in numerous publications, including academic journals as well as commercial magazines such as Signal to Noise and Asian Geographic: The Read. His short stories have been published by Monsoon Books and Black Scat Books. In the Land of Pagodas, a scholarly translation with Paul Bruthiaux of Alfred Raquez's book of travels through China in 1899, was published in February 2017 by NIAS Press. William's novel Singapore Red, the final book in a trilogy of hard-boiled crime novels set in 1890s Malaya, was published in January 2017 by Monsoon Books. Albums from his experimental sound project Third World Skull Candy are available on BitPulse Records. Follow his blog at http://drgblogsupreme.wordpress.com. Learn more at www.williamlgibson.com
"I think it's healthy to have a disdain for mankind and to use a sense of anger and violence and hatred for creative purposes."
08 Nov 2017
Neither bombs nor bumbling Americans broke the will of the Vietnamese. Something far more insidious and far-reaching, however, may have.
01 Sep 2017
The sixth novel in John Burdett's Bangkok detective series is a dispiriting, dismaying mess. Is there still hope for recovery or is the series in a death spiral?
13 Dec 2016
The narrative of Paul Theroux's (and later Peter Bogdanovich's) Saint Jack offers a palliative to the high-priced hedonism taking place in an American-owned compound in Singapore.
07 Oct 2016
Reaching for the ultimate psychedelic experience, director Gaspar Noé found The Tibetan Book of the Dead, but did he know what he found when he crafted Enter the Void?
25 Mar 2016
The Sheltering Sky is itself a test of limits: its form is an exploration of how far one can go in novel writing.
09 Feb 2016
Treading the lines between journalist and academic, travel writer and scholar, author Tim Hannigan talks about his latest book and his unorthodox approach to writing historical narratives.
11 Dec 2015
Collapse Expand Pop Ten
Collapse Expand Mixed Media