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Vejjajiva, Jane 1963-

Vejjajiva, Jane 1963-

PERSONAL:

Born 1963, in London, England; immigrated to Thailand, 1966. Education: Thammasat University, earned degree; attended Translators and Interpreters School (Brussels, Belgium).

ADDRESSES:

Home and office—Thailand. Agent—Fielding Agency, 269 S. Beverly Dr., No. 341, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

CAREER:

Translator and author. Owner of a copyright agency in Thailand.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Sea Write Award (Thailand), 2006, for Kwam Suk Kong Kati.

WRITINGS:

Kwam Suk Kong Kati, [Thailand], 2006 translated by Prudence Borthwick as The Happiness of Kati, Atheneum Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2006.

Translator of numerous books into Thai, including Seta by Alessandro Baricco, Le moine et le philosophe by Jean-François Revel and Mathieu Ricard, and The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, May 15, 2006, Hazel Rochman, review of The Happiness of Kati, p. 47.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, July-August, 2006, Deborah Stevenson, review of The Happiness of Kati, p. 521.

Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2006, review of The Happiness of Kati, p. 525.

Magpies, July, 2006, Tina Cavanough, review of The Happiness of Kati, p. 37.

School Library Journal, June, 2006, Marie Orlando, review of The Happiness of Kati, p. 166.

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