Voranai Vanijaka is the editor in chief of GQ Magazine Thailand. He also teaches at Thammasart University in the faculty of Journalism and Mass Media. From 2008 to mid 2014, he was a political & social commentator with the Bangkok Post newspaper. He won the MR Ayumongol Sonakul “writer of the year” award in 2011 for his Sunday columns. He’s a frequent commentator on Thai politics for the international media, as well as in local and international seminars and forums. He has hosted three TV shows in the past. His bachelor’s degree is in politics & history, his master’s degree is in international business.
Hi, what’s your name?
Where do you hail from?
Who do you work for?
Serendipity Co Ltd, GQ Magazine Thailand.
Tell us a bit about you – how did you get to where you are today?
The insight to understand stories and the ability to tell those stories in a unique way, plus good-old fashion hard-headedness and of course a bit of luck.
What are your career highlights?
Winning the Ayumonkol Sonakul writer of the year award in 2011.
Who or what inspires you to get out of bed in the morning?
Life in and of itself is enough reason to get out of bed.
Which other storytellers do you admire?
George McDonald Fraser.
What do you plan to share at Storyology?
Telling a simple, yet difficult story that is Thailand – to an audience that is much more emotional than rational.
Where can we find you?
Facebook: Voranai Vanijaka