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Collin Piprell

Bangkok, Thailand


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Collin Piprell is a Canadian writer and editor based in Bangkok. Editorial director at Artasia Press (Bangok, Phuket, and Bali), he also considers freelance assignments.

He has also lived in England, where he did graduate work at Oxford, and in Kuwait, where he learned to sail, waterski, and make a credible red wine in plastic garbage bins. Before and after the Oxford and Kuwait years, Collin enjoyed a broad sampling of the employment world, including experience as a driller and stope leader on four mining and tunneling jobs in Ontario and Quebec.

Over the past 19 years or so he has written many articles on a wide variety of topics. He is also the author of four novels, a collection of occasional pieces, a diving guide to Thailand, another book on diving, and a book on Thailandís coral reefs. He has also co-authored a book on Thailandís national parks.

He is currently at work on the second novel of a futuristic trilogy.

Interests: Diving, sailing, technological developments and society, biological and cultural evolution, fine dining, reading.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Kicking Dogs
  • Bangkok Knights
  • Yawn: A Thriller
  • Bangkok Old Hand
  • Nonfiction

  • National Parks of Thailand
  • Thailand's Coral Reefs: Nature Under Threat
  • Thailand: The Kingdom Beneath the Sea
  • Diving in Thailand