Wordstock Book Fair 2013 is October 5-6, 2013 and GLEF will have a special table featuring various award-winning authors who each detail their personal stories of surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide. Each author will graciously donate half their proceeds of all sales at Wordstock to the Golden Leaf Education Foundation. We hope to see you out there!
Chanrithy Him When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge
Winner of the Oregon Book Award and Finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Him’s harrowing story gives readers a first-hand account of the Khmer Rouge Genocide. She is a public speaker, Cambodian classical dancer, writer and aspiring screenwriter. Her accolades include: Finalist for the 2001 Pen USA West Literary Award; nominee for the 2000 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Book Award; two-time winner of the Oregon Literary Fellowship, awarded by the Literary Arts, Inc. Her goal is to leave readers informed and empowered by her story of survival.
Loung Ung First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers; Lucky Child; Lulu in the Sky
Loung Ung, an author, lecturer and activist, wrote three books in the past 13 years that feature her story. She is a national bestseller and recipient of the 2001 Asian/Pacific American Librarians’ Association award for “Excellence in Adult Non-fiction Literature.” Ung has made over 30 trips back to Cambodia. As an author, lecturer, and activist, she has dedicated 20 years to promoting equality, human rights, and justice in her native land and worldwide.
Kilong Ung Golden Leaf: A Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor
Founder of the Golden Leaf Education Foundation Kilong Ung will be selling the memoir that inspired the creation of the Golden Leaf Education Foundation. Ung was a 2010 Wordstock Author, and has received a number of recognitions, including being named Exceptional American by The Association of The United States Army and receiving the Commerce/Cleveland High School Distinguished Alumni Award, whose list of recipients has included Nike Founder Phil Knight and Pulitzer Prize Winner Anne Reifenberg. Ung is also a Royal Rosarian in Portland, Oregon, a Rotarian and travels the country representing the City of Roses.
GLEF thanks these golden leaf authors for their generosity and support.