The death of popular music in Cambodia

The vast majority of musicians who adopted 1960s rock and roll were later reviled by the Khmer Rouge and consigned to the Killing Fields, says Dee Payok.

Scholar-activist immerses herself in dire working conditions facing Cambodian farmworkers

A day in the life of a female Cambodian migrant worker on a perilla leaf farm in Gyeongsang Province begins at 6:30 a.m.

Fleeing Cambodia: How I Was Finally Able to Tell My Own Origin Story

Putsata Reang on Telling a Tale Passed Down By Her Mother.

Journalist Putsata Reang shares an immigrant daughter’s story in ‘Ma and Me’

Putsata Reang’s mother fled Cambodia in 1975.

Schwiethale’s ‘ABCs of Cambodia’ exposes readers to Cambodian culture

About a year ago, Kiri Schwiethale found herself at a crossroads, thinking about how she would share her Cambodian culture with her two kids.

Anthony Veasna So died unexpectedly last winter, before his debut book was released. Everyone remembers him differently.

For the occasion of his first book, Afterparties, Anthony Veasna So would have loved it all: the interviews, book tour, readings, attention, praise, pans, mythmaking, the opportunity to opine on the treacly queer writers he hates (or at least shade them) and the insufficiency of Asian American identity.

Anthony Veasna So’s ‘Afterparties’ is a bittersweet testament to the late author’s talents

After publishing stories in a constellation of outlets, such as the New Yorker and N+1, Anthony Veasna So was poised to be a new literary star.

Anthony Veasna So Takes On Trauma, but Doesn’t Leave Out the Jokes

Classics of immigrant storytelling can feel sparse and solemn. The stories in So’s “Afterparties” fill the silence, spilling over with transgressive humor and exuberant language.

The inherited trauma of the Killing Fields for Khmer Americans infuses the short stories Anthony Veasna So left behind before he died, and collected...

Drugs, teenage hookups, struggling family businesses and reincarnated relatives – Anthony Veasna So writes engagingly about a community of which he was part. His stories are full of poignancy, with scenes that stay long in the mind; they are made all the more so by the knowledge there will be no more from his pen.

John Burgess on the Modern Life of Angkor Wat

Cambodia’s wondrous temples reflect the various stages of the country’s history, from colonialism to revolution to the present era of mass tourism.

‘There is no prayer in revolution’: former Hong Kong-based reporter Jim Laurie remembers Cambodia, Vietnam conflicts in new memoir

In ‘The Last Helicopter: Two Lives in Indochina’, Jim Laurie looks back on 1975 and the final days of the US-backed regimes in Phnom Penh and Saigon.

Former Marbleheader’s new novel inspired by time in Cambodia

Former Marblehead resident Gabrielle Yetter released her new novel,” Whisper of the Lotus,” to support “Justice and Soul,” an anti-trafficking organization.

Third volume of “Xi Jinping: The Governance of China” released in Cambodia, drawing scores of readers

The third volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was launched in Cambodia on Tuesday, attracting scores of readers from the Senate, the National Assembly and all ministries in the country.

From Phnom Penh With Love

A conversation with author, journalist and television producer Glen Felgate.

Witnessing tragedy: Journalist Jon Swain revisits 1970s Phnom Penh

With Jon Swain’s cult memoir River of Time set to be adapted for the big screen, the author returns to his time in 1970s Indochina, where he witnessed death and destruction in Vietnam, the Fall of Phnom Penh and the rise of the Khmer Rouge

The Australian book you should read next: Her Father’s Daughter by Alice Pung

Told in the third person, flipping between the voice of Pung and her father, the memoir offers an unflinching, humorous blueprint for surviving trying times.

Angkor Wat’s modern history reclaimed from French colonialists, and the cultural politics of Unesco

The Khmer empire temples of Angkor are Cambodian, aren’t they? For decades the French considered them theirs; then came Unesco, and now China is muscling in.

‘People can get a compulsion to fix the place. Cambodia can be seductive like that’

Debut author Maeve Galvin worked as a humanitarian for the UN and tells Tanya Sweeney how her new novel explores the 'saviour complex', and the lure of hedonism that can seduce many foreign aid workers.

Books of Local Interest: ‘Two Teaspoons of Rice’ set in killing fields of Cambodia

“Two Teaspoons of Rice, A Memoir of a Cambodian Orphan” is the story of Sida Lei of Alexandria, Virginia, written with Monica Boothe of Bowie.