No Longer Strangers to Each Other w / Sambath Meas
by KhmerLife on May 04, 2020
(S2, Ep 11) �For this week’s episode of the podcast, Cambodian-American author Sambath Meas joins in as my guest. �She’s 1.5 generation Cambodian-American who grew up in the Chicago Uptown neighborhood. �She is the author of two books, “The Governor’s Daughter” and “The Immortal Seeds”. �We chatted about her upbringing in Uptown and delved deep into her complicated relationship with her parents. �Sambath shared her experience writing her two books, and what she hoped to inspire for other fellow Southeast Asian writers. �Please check out this episode, and after you do, please pick up a copy of one of her books which is available now.�
“After having graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a bachelor's degree in political science, and having worked in the corporate world for many years, I have decided to continue to improve myself and to contribute to the richness that is Chicago literature. I love reading history, mystery, supernatural, and science-fiction books. Reading generates ideas, and story ideas are flowing out of me like the Tonle Sap River. I am moving forward to chase that sought-after dream of being a writer. That is why I am attending Northwestern University in Chicago to hone my writing skills and to obtain my master's degree in creative nonfiction. Writing is my refuge.
While I am currently investigating the brutal murders of my uncle, his wife, and their fellow villagers in 1995, I am also working on my debut science-fiction novel. I hope to finish it this year”—Sambath Meas
For more on her bio, please visit www.sambathmeas.com