Novel

Sunisa’s working on a novel set in 1970s Thailand about three students who radicalize and join a pro-democracy movement. The book was inspired by stories she heard growing up. Her mother was a Chulalongkorn University at the time of the student movement, and her uncle at Thammasart University, though her book is definitely fiction.

When Sunisa was doing research on the period, she was surprised to discover that some members of the nobility radicalized. This led her to take up the challenge and make main character noble. It seemed such a contradiction to work for free elections and opportunity for others, since if the character succeeded, he’d dismantle many of the privileges he enjoyed. This type of paradox propelled Sunisa through the writing of manuscript.