Pim Wangtechawat is a Thai-Chinese writer from Bangkok, Thailand.
Pim’s short stories, poems, and articles have been published in various websites, literary magazines and journals, including the Mekong Review, the Nikkei Asian Review, Den of Geek, and YesPoetry.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from King’s College London, and graduated with Distinction from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland with a Masters in Creative Writing. She has performed her poetry at events in Edinburgh hosted by Shoreline of Infinity and the Scottish BAME Writers Network.
Her debut novel, The Moon Represents My Heart, will be published by OneWorld Publications in the UK in Spring 2023, with American rights bought by Blackstone Publishing. Television rights sold after a competitive auction to 21 Laps and Netflix, with actress Gemma Chan set to star and produce.
Pim is passionate about using writing to empower Thai youths, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds. She has given workshops and talks at many schools and universities in Thailand, including Chulalongkorn University and Ruamrudee International.
Through her work, she aims to tell stories that reflect our shared humanity, and bring more Asian narratives to the forefront of literature.
She is currently working on her second novel, and is represented by Liza DeBlock of Mushens Entertainment.
The Moon Represents My Heart
Hardcover – 1 June 2023
The Wang family are hiding a secret – they all have the ability to time travel. When parents Joshua and Lily depart for the past and never return, their children Tommy and Eva are forced to deal with their grief alone. Eva might be trying to find her place in the present, but Tommy is pulled further and further into a past that he hopes holds the truth. When he falls in love with a woman from a different era, his inability to confront his own history has severe ramifications for the people who can truly bring him happiness.
Heartfelt and hopeful, weaving through decades and across continents and told through incredible prose, The Moon Represents My Heart is an unforgettable debut about the bond between one extraordinary family and the strength it takes to move forward.
Netflix and 21Laps have optioned Pim Wangtechawat’s forthcoming debut novel ‘The Moon Represents My Heart.“
As part of 21 Laps’ overall deal with Netflix, the two have optioned The Moon Represents My Heart, the forthcoming debut novel from Pim Wangtechawat, in a competitive situation and will develop the project as a limited series.
Library Journal Day of Dialog 2023 Panel
Pim Wangtechawat is on a panel to discuss her debut novel, The Moon Represents My Heart, alongside authors whose novels share the theme of “Family”: Adrienne Brodeur (author of Little Monsters), J.C. Cervantes (The Enchanted Hacienda) and Jenny Xie (Holding Pattern).
When we first met they were very young kids, dek salam (children from the slums) living in a congested labyrinth of wooden houses, townhouses and flats in the heart of Bangkok. When I spoke to them for this review, they had all grown up, like me. After reminiscing about old times—English camps, art and music lessons, the laughter and the meaningful conversations—I asked them: What was your childhood like?