It was a hot weekend in Phnom Penh, but the blazing heat of the sun didn’t deter people of all ages from coming into the Cambodia National Library to celebrate the Cambodia Book Fair.
With the significant increase of local authors and storytellers, as well as the expanding culture of reading among Cambodian youths, there are enough reasons to believe that publications and literature are going nowhere but forward.
Reading good and informative books is like storing substantial knowledge on your brain – all while enjoying the beauty of literature.
She was a petite Asian woman, late thirties or thereabouts, and she said, “Hello we’ve just met and the first thing I’m going to do is stick my fingers up your bottom.”
Authors, scriptwriters and about 200 young book enthusiasts gathered at Zaman University in Phnom Penh last weekend at the event called “Writing Inspiration”.
Earning a good medal (ranking number one) in Khmer Literature exam is something many students aspire to achieve.
Written by 21 of the most well-experienced and known young writers, Mun Teuk Kmao or The Magic of Black Ink is a collection of short novels and poetry that was first launched during the 6th Cambodian Book Fair 2017.
Minh Bui Jones, the 49-year-old founding editor and publisher of Mekong Review, wants to see more literary writings on music, culture, dance and the arts.
Famous author Nou Hach gave Cambodia the kind of literature that would live on for decades. Even years after his death, Mr Hach’s books remain relevant pieces that spell of love, culture and history.
“Norwegian Wood” is one of the many intriguing and beautiful novels composed by the award-winning author Haruki Murakami.
Besdong Mohasamot” was written by Ouch Vutha. This book claimed third place at the Preah Sihanouk Reach literature competition in 1999.
Julian is an alcoholic art dealer who constantly criticises Caroline and gets into fights with her. Michael is a laid-back freelance illustrator who stands by her side during hard times.
When the story opens, Ms Thavy is 15 and living in Kandal province. She faces much hardship living with her violent godmother
Held at Wat Damnak and Wat Bo in Siem Reap province, the Khmer Literature Festival was a success, drawing about 500 people.
To normal folks, a holiday is an exciting time, but for Mr Bean, holidays invariably turn into disasters.
“Brasat Brok Slek” was written by Kong Bunchhoeun and published in 2000. The book is divided into seven main chapters and depicts problem in a rich family in the 19th century.
Slapaka Khmer will launch the Khmer Literature festival on October 20-22. To be held in Siem Reap province.
Some people seem to be born with certain exceptional skills, but as time goes by they fade away and sometimes totally disappear.
Young Cambodian author Thon Thavry has written and published a book in English and Khmer that depicts three generations of women to show the struggles women have endured over the years.
Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japan-born British author of Remains of the Day, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Thon Thavry’s fourth book, “Neary Propey” (“A Proper Woman”), addresses the oppression of women.
“Nothing But The Truth” offers insights into the issue of harassment among Asian youth, especially females, which is rarely discussed in the media.
The book led Khmer people to look back at their history and the brutal actions of the French administrators at the provincial level, who tortured and abused Khmer farmers.
A workshop was held recently to mark Librarian Day, an event initiated by Monument Books.
An only child, Lily is abused by her father, who runs a peach orchard in the US. state of South Carolina, on which she is forced to work.
It would be fair to say that Saraswati Publishing was started to preserve and record stories that can only come from Cambodia.
Despite a creative renaissance in Cambodia, local contemporary writers are still hard to find. With a new edition and collection of fiction forthcoming, Nou Hach keeps up the fight.