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Ty Chi Huot

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Ty Chi Huot

Ty Chi Huot was born in Takeo, Cambodia, in 1952. The eldest son of a poor family, he worked from a very young age as a hairdresser, waiter, and bread and dumpling seller to continue his schooling. Under the Khmer Rouge, he was deported to Battambang to make fertilizer. After 1979, he worked at the National Radio of Cambodia. Known for his novels and his scripts for traditional theater, he is one of the most celebrated authors of the 1980s. His works include Veul Rok Tronum (Back to the Nest, 1984) and Mekh Bat Duong Chan (Sky of the Lost Moon, 1985). He passed away at the age of thirty-five.

Articles by Ty Chi Huot

fishermen sitting on a pier with boats behind them
Dmitry Makeev, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Sky of the Lost Moon
By Ty Chi Huot
A young Laotian man released from prison in Phnom Penh finds refuge with a Cambodian fisherman’s family and falls in love with their daughter.
Translated from Khmer by Rinith Taing
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