I ​am a Thai writer working on my first novel, on motherhood and boredom, and my first book of essays, on family and isolation. For a sense of my writing, you can have a look at my publication on World Literature Todayhere.

In 2019, I began my M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where my mentors and teachers include Madeleine Thien, Xu Xi and Kim Echlin. That same year, my novel was workshopped at Bread Loaf in Sicily, under the guidance of Jennine Capó Crucet, and this year, I will be going to Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference as a beneficiary of the Katharine Bakeless Nason Endowment. 

I am an alumna of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community, Williams College (Highest Honors in French Literature), the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Japanese Language School at Middlebury College.

Before relocating to Singapore, I was a fellow at the Penn Social Impact House and conducted literary research under grants from institutions including the Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Galleries. 


©2019 by Thammika Songkaeo.