Back in September we announced that the Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Studies Group and New Mandala were seeking a Book Review Editor for a new initiative that will offer regular book reviews of important new texts (in English and other languages) about mainland Southeast Asia. We received some excellent applications and would like to thank all of you who applied.

It give us great pleasure to announce that Michael Montesano has been named Book Review Editor. Michael will be known to many of you. He is a highly experienced scholar of Southeast Asia and a regular contributor to discussions in the on-line world. He will bring a wealth of experience to this role.

Please join us in welcoming him to the New Mandala and TLC team.