Historian Niall Ferguson’s biography of Henry Kissinger was long in the making; the result is a study in grey.
Robert Carmichael’s first novel, When Clouds Fell from the Sky is the tale of a Cambodian family putting the ghost of their father to rest.
Soth Polin: what happens when muses are shattered and the musicality of Khmer literature is transposed to a new world order?
Oh my dear, how still you lie, spread-eagled in the white snow that’s stained with the scarlet pools of your blood …
It was a mystery to her how or why she was separated from her mother and put in an orphanage and leper colony run by French nuns in Tonkin.
down from the sky
came the holy blueprint,
visions of perfection
Gregor Muller employs a French adventurer to portray early colonists and French administrators confronting the realities of Cambodia.
Among the historical thicket of Brit-led charity jamborees, one charity event is now largely lost in the mists of time: 1979’s Concerts for Kampuchea.
Material deemed unfit for the news pages of the early Phnom Penh Post found a home in ‘The Gecko’ – renowned for veiled references, unnamed sources, crafty writing and wicked humour.
Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North devotes 125 pages to a single day of building a line that cost as many as 100,000 lives.