Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Whetting your appetite

I keep prattling on about my soon-to-be-published book To Cambodia With Love, though technically it's not just mine, it also belongs to more than sixty other authors, who have contributed their personal essays on their respective passions for Cambodia. Now that passion may be about food, or getting off the beaten track, secret destinations, advice to newbies, book and film recommendations and much, much more. That's the point of TCWL, its a potpourri of lovingly crafted essays that express the authors love for this wonderful country. Over sixty contributors and well over 120 essays. Who has contributed, I hear you ask? Well, we have a diverse cross-section of people. Well-respected authors like Loung Ung (First They Killed My Father, Lucky Child), Dawn Rooney (Angkor: An Introduction to the Temples), Nick Ray (Lonely Planet Cambodia), Denise Heywood (Cambodian Dance), Ronnie Yimsut (Journey Into Light) and Karen Coates (Cambodia Now) for starters. I was so chuffed (British word for pleased) to get people of their calibre to contribute and they are joined by a host of others, some living in Cambodia and others who visit here regularly. People like Ray Zepp, who has returned to live here after a few years away and is also a published writer. Filmmakers such as Socheata Poeuv, Tiara Delgado and Steve McClure, who have produced engaging documentaries about the country. Renowned sci-fi writer Geoff Ryman, who also penned The King's Last Song, set in Cambodia, that breathed life into King Jayavarman VII in a novel for the first time. Expats who are giving back with businesses in Cambodia like Debbie Watkins, Daniela Papi, Gordon Sharpless, Glyn Vaughan and Debra Groves. Foodies like Phil Lees and Kim Fay and guidebook writers such as Anita Sach, Don Gilliland and Adam Bray. The list goes on and on. People who know Cambodia inside and out and who bring it alive in their writings. To Cambodia With Love will be published by ThingsAsian Press in about three months time. I urge you to get a copy. But I would say that, as I'm the editor.



Anonymous Huor Chhuy said...


I cannot wait to read "To Cambodia With Love". Hope it is not another James Bond adventure type.
All the best and good luck with "To Cambodia With Love".
With Kindest Regards
Huor Chhuy

July 21, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Lori M. said...

Andy - will this be available in the U.S.? Sounds like a great book! Congratulations!

July 21, 2010 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Hi Huor Chhuy & Lori,
it will certainly be available in the US as the publishers are from San Francisco....and there are no spies or double agents in this book.
You can get the book direct from ThingsAsian Press or Amazon or the big book chains when it finally appears.

July 21, 2010 at 4:13 PM  

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