Chris Thrall in Wan Chai, where he once lived as a homeless drug addict working at a triad-owned nightclub. Photo: Dickson Lee

From Wan Chai meth head to bestselling author and radio producer: Chris Thrall on his return from the abyss

Thrall tells the Post how he beat addiction to write Eating Smoke, his memoir of life as a homeless drug addict working in a triad bar, which has been adapted for radio by RTHK Radio 3

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Chris Thrall in Wan Chai, where he once lived as a homeless drug addict working at a triad-owned nightclub. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Richard Lord

Richard Lord

Richard is a Hong Kong-based freelance journalist who writes about a broad range of subjects, but with a focus on the arts and culture. He has been an editor at the Wall Street Journal, editorial director of Haymarket Publishing Asia and the editor of a weekly business magazine in his native UK. A graduate of Oxford University, he is also the author of a successful business book and a former stand-up comedian, the latter of which he wasn’t very good at.