William L. Gibson is an author, researcher, and sound artist based in Southeast Asia.
Alfred Raquez and the French Experience of the Far East, 1898-1906, William's biography of journalist and explorer Alfred Raquez is published by Routledge as part of their Studies in the Modern History of Asia series. In the Land of Pagodas and Laotian Pages, translations with Paul Bruthiaux of Raquez's travels through China and Laos at the turn of the century, are published by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press.
His articles have appeared in Signal to Noise, PopMatters.com, The Mekong Review, Archipel, History and Anthropology, the Bulletin de l’École française d’Extrême- Orient and BiblioAsia, among others.
In 2022, William was named a Lee Kong Chian Research Fellow at the National Library of Singapore. The research conducted under this fellowship resulted in a 190,000 word catalog of keramat in Singapore that archives detailed information on 50 keramat sites across the island.
William's trilogy of hard-boiled crime novels set in 1890s Singapore is published by Monsoon Books.
The occasional sound-art project Third World Skull Candy occasionally releases sound-art built from occasional sound.