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Loung Ung: Lulu in the Sky

Loung Ung: Lulu in the Sky

Author Loung Ung. (Mark Priemer)

In conversation with journalist/author Patricia McCormick.

Activist, Cambodian genocide survivor and bestselling memoirist Loung Ung returns with Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness, the eagerly anticipated conclusion to the trilogy that began with First They Killed My Father — a national bestseller and the recipient of a 2001 Asian/Pacific American Librarian's Association award for Excellence in Adult Non-Fiction Literature. With First They Killed My Father, Ung gives an unflinching account of the Cambodian killing fields, where she lost her parents, two of her sisters, and 20 other family members. Her following book, the critically-acclaimed Lucky Child, tells the story of growing up as a refugee in America. Now, with Lulu in the Sky, Ung chronicles her adult struggle to escape the long shadow of war while finding love, reconnecting with lost family and emerging as a world-renowned political activist.

Since 1995, Loung Ung has made over 30 trips back to her native Cambodia and continues to advocate for human rights and justice worldwide. She has been the subject of numerous television programs and documentary films and has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, London Sunday Times, Biography, Glamour, Jane, and MS. magazines. Ung lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband Mark, where they are the co-owners of a Belgian bar, Italian restaurant and microbrewery.

Patricia McCormick is a former journalist who has won much acclaim for her compassionate approach to hard-hitting subjects. Her books include Purple Heart, SOLD, My Brother’s Keeper and CUT. Her most recent book, Never Fall Down is based on the life of Cambodian activist Arn Chorn-Pond.

Followed by a book sale and signing.

Read an excerpt from Lulu in the Sky

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Event Details

23 April 2012
6:30pm - 8:30pm

725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York, NY

$10 Asia Society and SAJA members; $12 students with ID/seniors; $15 non-members