Future Plans

As well as our Corporate Social Responsibility Projects, we have a number of exciting releases planned over 2017.

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Mekong Shadows: Tales from Cambodia. Launched on August 3rd, this is a collection of short stories by expat and Khmer writers with all profits going to Khmer Sight who provide thousands of cataract operations every year. With contributions from Mark Bibby Jackson, Bob Couttie, Steven W. Palmer, Ek Madra, James Newman, Phil Coggan, and John Fengler, and many more. The book will also include the winning entries from our joint competition with Asia LIFE

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Hotel Cambodia by Philip J Coggan. Coggan makes his Saraswati debut with a poignant collection of four novellas. A keen and astute observer of all things Cambodian, this promises to delight old and new fans of his work.

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New Cambodia Breaks My Old Love by Ek Madra. Our first release from a Khmer writer sees this experienced journalist reflect on an era rarely covered in books; the period from 1988/89 onwards. Part love story, part coming of age, part observation, this is a book that will be a must read for anyone who wants to understand where Cambodia is today.

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Angkor Cloth, Angkor Gold by Steven W. Palmer. The last in the Angkor series sees a murder mystery that spans nearly forty years, from the refugee camps on the Thai border to the arrondissements of Paris and finally to the modern day streets of Phnom Penh. Will Chamreun’s final case end in tragedy?

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As well as these confirmed future titles, we also have a number still in the planning stage which include the first ever book documenting the lost rock ‘n’ roll era of Cambodia from 1965-1975, an anthology of poetry from one of Cambodia’s most renowned expat minstrels, two collections of short stories from Khmer writers, one of which will be published in English and the other in Khmer, and hopefully the second in the Velon series from Bob Couttie.

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In addition to our own titles, we are currently in discussion with a number of writers who have published abroad with a view to being their Cambodian publisher.