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Child Survivor, International Speaker, Social Justice Activist, Author & Khmer Classical Dancer.
Winner of the Oregon Book Award
Finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize
Finalist for the Pen USA West Literary Award
Hello. Welcome to my website.
I love storytelling, international speaking, and teasing my audiences with my good-natured sense of humor after my talks, especially during Q & A.
I'm glad you're here.
SELECTED BOOK REVIEWS FROM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
"The best memoirs are riveting peeks through the literary curtains"
Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe, May 7, 2000
"The Worst of Times"
Justin Wintle, The Sunday Times (London), April 30, 2000
"Chilling First-Person Tales from Cambodia"
Richard Bernstein, New York Times, April 19, 2000
"Sharp, wrenching memories of a survivor"
Michael Thomas, The Canberra Times, June 17, 2000
"Simply and hauntingly powerful"
Lieutenant Colonel David M. Kirkham, United States Air Force Academy
War, Literature & the Arts, 2002
"Chilling memories of horror and suffering"
Vanessa Bush, Booklist, April 15, 2000
Hal Colebatch, The West Australian, October 28, 2000
"Khmer Rouge brutalities through the eyes of a child"
Bradley Winterton, Taipei Times, November 12, 2000
"Child of the killing fields"
Tim Cornwell, The Times Higher Education Supplement, February 25, 2000
"Beautifully told story"
Publishers Weekly, February 28, 2000
"Discerning Life from Nightmare"
Katy Hatten, Korean Quarterly, Spring 2001
"It's often the innocent who suffer the most"
Michael Phillips,Time Out New York (Issue 236), April 6, 2000
"Moving and well written memoir"
John F. Riddick, Library Journal, March 15, 2000
"A haunting elegy for the victims of the Khmer Rouge"
iNexile (Newsletter of the British Refugee Council), June 2000
"Fast-moving memoir of a late-'70s Cambodian girlhood"
Anneli Rufus, Express Books, May 26, 2000