I lived in Southeast Asia for six years in the nineties, based in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, as well as traveling around the wider region.
During that time, I worked as a journalist, and as a communications consultant for the United Nations and a number of non-governmental organisations. I have since travelled frequently in South East Asia, living in Phnom Penh for a year in 2008, during which time I wrote the first draft of a crime novel Cambodia Darkness and Light, and worked on a European television documentary on the international tribunal into the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge.
The manuscript for Cambodia Darkness and Light made the final 10 out of 534 entries in the 2009 Scribe fiction prize for writers over 35 years of age and was shortlisted in the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in the category of ‘Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer’. It is also the recipient of an Unpublished Manuscript Fellowship at the Wheeler Centre and Readings Foundation.
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