HeavenLakePress

Publisher info

Heaven Lake Press was founded in 1998. The mission is to publish authors whose books focus people, events, culture and history in Southeast Asia. In the past five years, we have been recognized as a publisher of quality books. We put a great deal of care in the production of our books. We have worked with some of Thailand's leading translators and are proud of our relationship with the Thai writing community. We have also have licensed German translations in exciting, modern fiction set in Thailand.

Heaven Lake Press is a small team of professionals who run a small Thai publishing house. We have a growing list of authors. Our authors include Canadian, American, Cambodian and Thai writers. We hope to expand our list of authors and titles in the future. Our offices are located in Bangkok. Our hardback and trade paperback books are distributed to leading bookstores in Thailand, including Asia Books, Bookazine, Kinokuniya, B2S, The Book in Phuket, and Suriwong in Chiang Mai. Amarin is our distributor for our Thai language titles which can be found in over 150 bookstores in Thailand.

We specialize in fiction – literary and crime fiction, as well as books on history, language, culture and relationships. Our list of non-fiction titles is quickly expanding. We are publishing three memoirs in 2006. Our books are published primarily in the English language, although we have started to publish books translated into the German and Thai languages.

Where to find HeavenLakePress online

Rooms: On Human Domestication and Submission
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 113,410. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2019 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
The story of how increased immobility shaped the psychological, cultural, social and political territory of Homo Sapien mobility over the last 10,000 years.
Der Seitensprung Index
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 108,570. Language: German. Published: August 4, 2018 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Privatdetektiv Vincent Calvino ist seit fast dreißig Jahren im Geschäft und eine bekannte Größe in der Welt der Kriminalliteratur. Diesmal gerät er ins Fadenkreuz der thailändischen Behörden, als er in einem Fall von Arzneimittel-Piraterie ermittelt. Er folgt der Spur des Geldes bis vor die Tür einiger höchst einflussreicher Persönlichkeiten. Doch dann begeht er den Fehler, anzuklopfen …
Springer
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 100,850. Language: German. Published: December 17, 2017 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Calvino untersucht den Selbstmord eines jungen kanadischen Malers. Laut Autopsiebericht hatte er eine tödliche Droge eingenommen. Für die Polizei ein scheinbar eindeutiger Fall. Doch in Bangkok trügt der Schein oft. Manchmal haben Springer Hilfe beim Übergang in die nächste Welt. Und den Helfern nachzuspüren, kann riskant sein. Wie in diesem Fall.
Memory Manifesto : A Walking Meditation through Cambodia
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 70,880. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2017 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Asian / General, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Memory Manifesto’s 35 short chapters reveal Christopher G. Moore’s personal map of the Cambodia labyrinth. Moore worked as journalist, novelist, and essayist which took him through T-3 prison, Khmer Rouge minefields, border refugee camps in the company of activists, artists, film makers, musicians, writers and unsavory characters.
Vincent Calvino’s World (A Noir Guide to Southeast Asia)
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 83,270. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2015 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Chad Evans shows Christopher G. Moore to be a writer of great precision, imagination, conviction and above all, knowledge. It is a timely tribute to an important writer and to his most memorable character, a political and social history spanning 25 years of Southeast Asia. Vincent Calvino’s World will become an indispensable resource for Moore’s fans and for anyone who wants a deeper insight into
The Orwell Brigade
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 43,800. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Author: John Burdett, Mike Lawson, John Lantigua, Gary Phillips, Ernesto Mallo, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Matt Rees, Christopher G. Moore, Colin Cotterill, Barbara Nadel, Quentin Bates, George Fetherling. Twelve authors have banded together under the Orwell banner: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
In His Majestys Footsteps
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 99,960. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Reference, Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
In His Majesty’s Footsteps: A Personal Memoir (Heaven Lake Press, 2006, 329 pp.) offers an intimate, powerful portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the Thai royal family. This is the first personal chronicle in the English language detailing the life and work of the revered Thai monarch during the politically turbulent period of the late1960s and the 1970s.
Three Pagodas Pass
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,040. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
Most western critics of the junta that has ruled Burma since 1962—violently suppressing the democracy movement and crushing human rights while dominating the international opium trade—have hesitated to visit the country lest the cost of their trip help to prop up the regime. George Fetherling shared these concerns. But motivated by a desire to see the situation first hand, he resolved to go...
Sustainable Democracy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Sociology
A public lecture by Anand Panyarachun, the Former Prime Minister of Thailand at Brussels on June 24, 2008. ------------------------------------------- Anand Panyarachun is a leading senior statesman in Asia. He served as Prime Minister of Thailand in 1991 and 1992. Anand was educated in Thailand and Dulwich College, London and entered Trinity College, University of Cambridge, where he...
Falling Out of Saigon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
This story is one of sixteen short stories from "Chairs". The voices are those of Bangkok based freelance journalists and their invited guests. Each Saturday morning, over coffee, the members of Chairs gather to share the latest gossip, scandals, myths, dangers, exploits, and loves that bind together their small community. Sam Kohl is a narrator of the main stories, and Sam reveals, with perfect.
The Uncover Diplomat
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
This story is one of sixteen stories from CHAIRS. The voices are those of Bangkok based freelance journalists and their invited guests. Each Saturday morning, over coffee, the members of Chairs gather to share the latest gossip, scandals, myths, dangers, exploits, and loves that bind together their small community. Sam Kohl is a narrator of the main stories, and Sam reveals, with perfect timing..
The Head Mistress
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
This story is one of sixteen stories from CHAIRS. The voices are those of Bangkok based freelance journalists and their invited guests. Each Saturday morning, over coffee, the members of Chairs gather to share the latest gossip, scandals, myths, dangers, exploits, and loves that bind together their small community. Sam Kohl is a narrator of the main stories, and Sam reveals, with perfect timing..
Chicken Sex on Bamrung's Day Off
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
The story is from the collection titled Chairs. A waiter from the old Thermae in Bangkok is surrounded nightly by hundreds of women who sells their favors at night. When he is called upon to help one during the day he finds that the relationship, his perception and the rules of the game are much more complex than he ever could have expected. Outside of the coconut shell he finds a new world to...
The Jewish Ghosts of Pattaya
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
This story is one of sixteen short stories from CHAIRS. The voices are those of Bangkok based freelance journalists and their invited guests. Each Saturday morning, over coffee, the members of Chairs gather to share the latest gossip, scandals, myths, dangers, exploits, and loves that bind together their small community. Sam Kohl is a narrator of the main stories, and Sam reveals...
Aloha to Mount Fuji
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
This story is one of sixteen stories from CHAIRS. The voices are those of Bangkok based freelance journalists and their invited guests. Each Saturday morning, over coffee, the members of Chairs gather to share the latest gossip, scandals, myths, dangers, exploits, and loves that bind together their small community. Sam Kohl is a narrator of the main stories, and Sam reveals, with perfect timing..
Star of Love
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
This story is one of sixteen stories from CHAIRS. In Star of Love Christopher G. Moore and Barney Rosset spend an afternoon in Patpong discussing literature and authors. They discuss how literary destiny would have changed had Henry Miller gone to Bangkok rather than Paris. Tropic of Cancer would have been a different book. In this memorable encounter, the question of chance and randomness are..
Obey: Reading Henry Miller and George Orwell in Bangkok
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Essay » Literature, Essay » Author profile
Obey includes three essays and one short story by Christopher G. Moore. This short collection is a penetrating analysis of the continued influences of Henry Miller and George Orwell work on contemporary literature. The major themes—abuse of power, subservience, and liberty—illustrate Miller and Orwell’s works as models for speaking truth to authority.
Testimonio De Un Extranjero (Spanish Edition)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: Spanish. Published: June 5, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Asian / General
El Testimonio de un extranjero" es una historia multicultural irresistible ambientada en el corazón de la comunidad expatriada en Chiang Mai, Tailandia. Es una historia de amor que atraviesa las divisiones étnicas y conlleva a una lección moral entre dos generaciones. El humor y la perspicacia se reflejan en esta historia brillantemente realizada por Moore.
The Testimony of Aliens
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The Testimony of Aliens is a compelling cross cultural story set in the heart of the chiangmai Mai expat community. It is a love story across the ethnic divide and a moral lesson between two generations. Moore's humor and insight are brilliantly realized in this story.
The Vincent Calvino Reader's Guide
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Reference » Playwriting
The Vincent Calvino Novels Since Spirit House was published in 1992, the Vincent Calvino series has enjoyed international acclaim and an ever-expanding readership in twelve languages. The Vincent Calvino novels, with the Bangkok noir settings, are known for their cultural insights into the Thai/Asian societies. Calvino’s Laws explore the human psyche streched along the East-West divide. ...
Red Sky Falling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,940. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A freak accident in Manhattan sets in motion an unexpected series of events driven by ambition, passion and, above all, revenge. Red Sky Falling is a postmodern family saga narrated by Gideon Harvey, who was born on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assas-sination. Murder and conspiracy are the Harvey family legacies. Black humor and high camp weave through the story set in downtown New York...
Christopher G. Moore Collected Essays (The Cultural Detective / Faking It in Bangkok / Fear and Loathing in Bangkok)
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 228,350. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Essay » Literature, Essay » Political
Christopher G. Moore Collected Essays (The Cultural Detective / Faking It in Bangkok / Fear and Loathing in Bangkok)
Bangkok A Go Go
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,800. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Asian / General
The novel starts in a Bangkok bar but soon the reader is transported to the key times and places of Thailand's turbulent political history and to the jungle camps of Thai communist guerrillas and Cambodian rebels. Set in the 1970s and '80s, Bangkok A-go-Go presents a unique vision of the political struggles that shaped Thailand's recent history.
Retrouvailles (French edition)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,030. Language: French. Published: May 28, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Asian / General
Tony Collins, un correspondant de guerre américain, et Sam Rith, un ancien enfant-soldat chez les Khmers rouges, se retrouvent trente ans après. Tony a aidé Sam, un adolescent de quinze ans meurtri par la guerre et les camps de réfugiés, à refaire sa vie aux Etats-Unis...
Reunion (German edition)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: German. Published: May 28, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Asian / General
Nach fast dreißig Jahren trifft der amerikanische Kriegsberichterstatter Tony Collins Sam Rith wieder, einen ehemaligen Kindersoldaten der Roten Khmer. Tony hatte dem sterbensmüden, fünfzehnjährigen Sam einst einen Neuanfang in den Vereinigten Staaten ermöglicht...
Reunion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
An American war correspondent, Tony Collins, and a former Khmer Rouge child soldier, Sam Rith, reunite after nearly thirty years. Tony helped the world-weary 15-year-old Sam start a new life in the United States. Sam Rith arrived in America, sponsored by Christian couple. But Sam took more than a few wrong turns and ended up spending most of his youth locked up in an American prison before..
Tokyo Joe
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 87,160. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian, Fiction » Classics
A powerful, evocative novel of international betrayal, Tokyo Joe tells a story of Major Julian Bonner, a retired US soldier, confidante of General MacArthur, zen master, and yakuza boss, who is deported after forty-two years in Japan. The Japanese say he fixed a baseball game. Julian Bonner says the Japanese wanted to silence him, and he knows why. As a young officer in World War II, Julian ...
Phnom Penh Noir
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 98,480. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Many noir anthologies have inspired writers and publishers around the world to gather novelists to set noir stories in a city. When it comes to noir, not all cities are equal. The history of genocide and dislocation sets Phnom Penh apart from other places. What other city in modern times was emptied of all of his people at gun point, a city abandoned and left as a ghost town?...
Diary of a Thai Escort
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,650. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
Am I a bad girl? Today I slept with a man for money for the first time. He was an American called David and he was thirty-five years old, exactly ten years older than me. Am I a bad girl? I don’t think so. I just want to do what is best for my parents and my son...
The Open Gate of Mercy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,660. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
As the Parish Priest for the Catholic community living beside Bangkok’s main slaughterhouse and founder of the Human Development Foundation - Mercy Centre, Father Joe has been walking arm in arm with his brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, grannies, and children in the city’s slums for over 40 years.
Chairs
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 66,980. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Chairs is a collection of sixteen original stories. The voices are those of Bangkok based freelance journalists and their invited guests. Each Saturday morning, over coffee, the members of Chairs gather to share the latest gossip, scandals, myths, dangers, exploits, and loves that bind together their small community.

Books

Bangkok Noir
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 64,320. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This first ever noir anthology of Bangkok, twelve seasoned and internationally known—Thai and Western—writers have come together to make a powerful collection of crime fiction short stories that portray the dark side of this Asian metropolis where the lives of most citizens seem as far away from heaven as its Thai name Krungthep is distant from its meaning—City of Angels.

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