Orasom Sutisakorn


Orasom Sutisakorn was born on November 27, 1957 into a farming family in Jantaburi, Thailand. At the age of 9 she had a dream that she would one day become a writer. At the age of 18, she began working with books and has been writing ever since. She worked hard in school and entered Ramkamhaeng University in Bangkok. However, she never graduated, because she was more interested in writing than in studying. Eventually, Orasom Sutisakorn held various writing posts, including as a feature and documentary writer, which she has done for more than twenty years. Orasom Sutisakorn has written 30 books.

For the past 9 years she has been funded by the Thai Public Health Institute and has written on social issues related to children, women, families and violence. Orasom Sutisakorn sheds light on issues ignored by Thai society. She brings light into the dark crevices of the human heart. She authored: Rust Flowers: The True Lives of Women in the Dark Corners of Thai Society; Life Imprisoned in the Vision; The Execution of Imprisoned Women; Youth of the X Generation; Life in a Couple; The Various Reflections of the Image of a Thai Family; Child Criminal?; A Clean Hand With Dirt & Blood On It; The Negative Societal Reflections Upon Mothers Who Abandon Their Children and Orphan Children; Flower in a Dim Light; Night Flower;

Now, Orasom is a freelance writer and speaker on “Reflections of Thai Society” at colleges and universities and sits on committees for scholars doing research in social psychology, as well as being a member of the Ny-Inward Awards Committee for Writers and also the Awards Committee for Books About Loving One’s Children.

Orasom Sutisakorn’s writing bears witness to suffering, gives a voice to those silenced, and offers a reflection of hope for a better tomorrow.