William Page is a New Englander who has lived most of his life in Asia. He has taught English at overseas American and international schools in Taipei, Singapore, Isfahan, and Luxembourg. He has also served as a Chinese Mandarin translator with the U.S. Army, as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, and as a curriculum writer in Saudi Arabia. In his youth, he traveled widely through South Asia, backpack style. His chief interest is Eastern religions. In 2001 he retired in Thailand after teaching for 15 years at Thammasat University.
The Nirvana Experiments and Other Tales of Asia by William Page is a collection of ten stories set in Thailand, India, China, Nepal, Taiwan and Afghanistan.
Although the protagonists come from different backgrounds, most of them are engaged in a common venture: the quest for spiritual certitude.