Rattawut Lapcharoensap was born in Chicago in 1979 and raised in Bangkok. He was educated at Triamudomsuksa Pattanakarn, Cornell University and the University of Michigan, where he received an MFA in Creative Writing. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Sightseeing (2005) is his first book.In 2007 he was named as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists.
By the end of the first page of Sightseeing you're sighing with relief, safe in Thai-American Lapcharoensap's confident embrace. -- Time Out This debut show more than mere promise: it is a fine achievement in its own right. -- William Sutcliffe, Guardian Lapcharoensap can write with the bait and the hook of genuine talent. -- The New York Times Book Review Unforgettable... Lapcharoensap?s stories of family life?often terribly dark and tragicomic - take you to places both familiar and exotic.**** * New York Post *