Prabda Yoon biography

Prabda Yoon

Screenwriter, Film writer

1973 –


Who is Prabda Yoon?

Prabda Yoon is a Thai writer, novelist, artist, graphic designer, magazine editor, screenwriter and translator. He is the son of Nation Multimedia Group executive and editor Suthichai Yoon.

Prabda graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City in 1997. He worked as a graphic designer briefly in Manhattan before returning to Thailand for his required military service.

After the service, Prabda started to write short stories and columns for various Thai magazines. He has since published collections of short stories, essays and novels. His screenplays include Last Life in the Universe, a 2003 film by director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, as well as 2006's Invisible Waves, also directed by Pen-Ek.

He is the Thai translator of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and Nine Stories, and Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange.

In 2002, at the age of 29, he won the S.E.A. Write Award for his collection of short stories, Kwam Na Ja Pen.

Prabda started his own small publishing house, Typhoon Books, in 2004. He lives and works in Bangkok.

Some of his literary work has been translated to Japanese.


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Aug 2, 1973
  • Thai American
  • Thailand

on July 23, 2013

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