Somtow Sucharitkul

(b. 1952)

A Thai-American pro writer and fan, Somtow Sucharitkul also publishes under the byline S. P. Somtow. He has written both sf and horror, but since moving back to Thailand in 2001 has been mostly active in music, composing and producing operas and conducting orchestras.

While living in Washington, DC, he was an active member of WSFA and helped start the second series of The WSFA Journal and the Son of the WSFA Journal. He was a member of the Philadelphia in '86 bid committee.

In March 2015, Somtow returned to the U.S. for the world premiere of his opera "The Snow Dragon" in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the coinciding fan celebration Operacon.

Major Award Nominations
1980 Campbell Award
1981 Campbell Award <winner>
1982 Best Short Story Hugo
1983 Best Novelette Hugo

Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:

SF Encyclopedia entry