Elizabeth Becker’s When the War Was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution
Music Through the Dark, by Bree Lafreniere, about the life of Daran Kravanh
Haing S. Ngor’s autobiography, Survival in the Killing Fields
Peter Maguire’s Facing Death in Cambodia
Jon Swain’s River of Time
Sydney Schanberg’s The Death and Life of Dith Pran
François Bizot’s The Gate
William Shawcross’s Sideshow and The Quality of Mercy: Cambodia, Holocaust and Modern Conscience
François Ponchaud’s Cambodia: Year Zero
Eric Kandel’s In Search of Memory
The books of neuroscientist Antonio Damasio
The reading room at DC-Cam, The Documentation Center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh
MADELEINE THIEN is the author of three books of fiction, including Certainty, which won the Amazon First Novel Award. Her collection of stories, Simple Recipes, was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the City of Vancouver Book Award.
Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Granta, PEN America, The Walrus, Five Dials, Brick, Warscapes, and the Asia Literary Review, and her books have been translated into eighteen languages. In 2010, she received the Ovid Festival Prize, awarded annually to an international writer of promise. She lives in Montreal.
DOGS AT THE PERIMETER, a novel, was originally published in Canada in 2011, and by Granta Books in the UK in February, 2012. The novel has since been translated into Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, and Turkish.
She is currently working on a novel that draws on the teaching of Western classical music in China, and is the recipient of the Shanghai M Literary Residency for 2013-2014.
To contact the author, please send a note to dogsattheperimeter at gmail dot com or a private message on Twitter, @madeleinethien