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In the Year of the Rabbit

May 6, 2022 7-11 PM

Book Release Party! Writers Club and Wine Bar, Rachadamnoen Street, Chiang Mai Old City, Thailand


April, 2022


Silkworm Books (Asia) 



University of Washington Press (US and Canada) 



Amason.com (worldwide) 




October 1, 2021

Sales begin at Silkworm.com and Amazon.com


September 15, 2021

Preorders begin at Silkworm.com and Amazon.com


The Big Buddha Bicycle Race

September 19, 2020

The Big Buddha Bicycle Race awarded a Silver Medal in Literary Fiction by the Military Writers Society of America, which calls it "a brilliant companion to the most iconic depictions of life in a war zone, including Joseph Heller's Catch-22, Robert Altman's film M*A*S*H, and Barry Levinson's Good Morning, Vietnam." https://www.mwsadispatches.com/library/2020/the-big-buddha


Friday, September 21, 2018
8:30 AM. PowerPoint presentation at the U.S. Air Force Academy's
"War, Literature & the Arts" conference, Colorado Springs, CO
(Admission free, must preregister: http://wlajournal.com/Conference2018)


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

2-5:00 PM. PowerPoint, reading, and book-signing at Cal State University-Los Angeles

Music Dept, Room 108




Saturday, September 8, 2018

2-4:00 PM.  Book-signing at Coalesce Books

845 Main Street - Morro Bay, CA. 93442

(805) 772-2880



September 7
BY DAVE CONGALTON, 920 AM 96.5 FM, San Luis Obispo, CA--



Thursday, September 6, 2018
7:00 PM. Reading and book-signing at Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, Ca 90069
(310) 659-3110



Friday, July 27, 2018
6:00 PM. PowerPoint and reading at BookTowne, 171 Main St, Manasquan, NJ
Please RSVP Maribeth Pelly: (732) 722-7255


May 25-27, 2018
Will be reading, signing books at Reunion Weekend, Brown University, Providence, RI.

April, 2018
American release by Swallow Press, the fiction imprint of Ohio University Press. Preorder now at http://www.ohioswallow.com/book/The+Big+Buddha+Bicycle+Race.


April 3, 2018
7:00 PM. PowerPoint and Reading at Toms River Branch, Ocean County Library, Toms River, NJ.



February 7, 2018
7:00 PM. Reading and Celebration--1st Anniversary of Silkworm release and April release of the US edition by Swallow/Ohio University Press. UN Irish Pub, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Will be joined by two fellow Chiang Mai novelists, Dan Coffey and Rebecca Welden, and blues stylist Robert James.


November 18, 2017
10:30 AM Powerpoint and Reading at Chiang Mai Expats Club, Le Meridien Hotel
(near Night Market), Chiang Mai Thailand.


November 7, 2017
7:30 PM PowerPoint and Reading at the Informal Northern Thailand Group, Alliance Francaise, Chiang Mai, Thailand.


October 27, 2017
In-depth analysis by South African reviewer at:


September 28, 2017
Interviewed by Emilio Diaz on Night Shift--1st interview of Season 9!


August, 2017
Interview at All Things Jill-Elizabeth:
http:/ / blog.jill-elizabeth.com/ 2017/ 08/ 28/ interview-with-terence-harkin-author-of-the-big-buddha-bicycle-race/


Big Buddha now available throughout Southeast Asia--

Distributed by Asia Books, the largest chain of bookstores in Thailand.

Also distributed by Monument Books in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, AND the Myanmar Book Centre.

July 30, 2017
5:30 PM, PowerPoint and Reading at the Island Free Library, Block Island, RI. (Ferries run often!)


July 21, 2017
The Big Buddha Bicycle Race nominated for the 2017 Kirkus Prize in Literature

June, 2017
Big Buddha now available at 3 locations in the old city, Chiang Mai, Thailand--


(1) The Book Zone (Thapae Road)
(2) Writers Club & Wine Bar (141/3 Rachadamnoen Rd--The Sunday Walking Street)
(3) On the Road Books (across from the U.N. Irish Pub)

May 2, 2017
Will be speaking and reading at the Chiang Mai English-language Rotary Club. Books will be available for signing!!
Chiang Mai Rotary Club/Hong Kong Lucky Restaurant
Ratchadamnoen soi 5 -- opposite the police station
Chiang Mai, Thailand (old city, inside the moat)


April, 2017
Ranked a Top Ten Vietnam War book at Goodreads.com

March 26, 2017
I'll be doing the warm-up, reading from Big Buddha
Travel Tales & Travails
Sun 4 PM EDT · First cup Coffee, first Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, nj · Atlantic Highlands

March 2017
Print edition released on Amazon.com

November 2016
The Big Buddha Bicycle Race (Kindle edition) released by Silkworm Books at Amazon.com