Cover Photo: An image of the author, her father, and her grandfather in  a cafe
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

My First Taste of Protest In a Thai Roadside Café

Will it challenge how they feel about the kingdom? The nationalistic pride of what it means to be Thai?

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October 6, 1976lèse majesté. The students were seeking royal protection



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Pier Nirandara is an author, film producer, and underwater photographer. She began her career as Thailand’s youngest author of three #1 bestselling novels with 200,000 copies sold in multiple languages.

Pier has represented literary clients at ICM Partners, served as Director of Development at Sony’s Columbia Pictures, and was VP of Film & TV at A-Major Media, Hollywood’s first Asian-American driven production company. She was shortlisted for the ASEAN Young Writers Award and leads expeditions as a PADI AmbassaDiver™. She is currently working on a new novel and can be found @piersgreatperhaps.