Jun 3, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Barbara Kingsolver explores climate change, Jami Attenberg depicts an eating disorder, Dave Eggers sends a businessman to Saudi Arabia, and Vaddey Ratner fictionalizes life under the Khmer Rouge. In nonfiction, Jeffrey Toobin examines the Supreme Court and President Obama.
Aug 14, 2012 — When author Vaddey Ratner was just a child, the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia and destroyed her aristocratic family. Her new novel, In the Shadow of the Banyan, draws on her terrible experiences — and the poetry and stories from her father that helped her survive.
Aug 9, 2012 — Vaddey Ratner's In the Shadow of the Banyan draws on her childhood experiences under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. It follows Raami, a young polio survivor, from her idyllic home to the depths of totalitarian exploitation.
May 19, 2012 — Patricia McCormick's new young adult novel tells the story of Arn Chorn-Pond, a real-life survivor of the Cambodian genocide whose musical skills kept him alive.
Nov 20, 2007 — Kaing Guek Eav, the former Khmer Rouge interrogator known as Duch, was brought to court in Cambodia for a pretrial hearing. It is the first public session of the U.N.-backed tribunal probing the regime's reign of terror in the 1970s. Duch, 66, is charged with crimes against humanity.
Jul 14, 2005 — Cambodian musician Daran Kravanh survived the "killing fields" and genocide under the Khmer Rouge regime, with the help of an unlikely ally: an accordion. Being a musician kept him alive during the brutal antil-Western genocide.
May 8, 2005 — Author Loung Ung tells NPR's Liane Hansen about her new book, Lucky Child. The memoir describes how Ung escaped the violence of the Khmer Rouge during the Cambodian conflict known as the Killing Fields, and how she and her sister reunited after a 15-year separation.