Vaddey Ratner

Vaddey Ratner, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, is author of the New York Times bestseller In the Shadow of the Banyan. Her critically acclaimed debut novel was a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist, and has been translated into seventeen languages. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Cornell University, where she specialized in Southeast Asian history and literature.

Books by this Author

Music of the Ghosts
In the Shadow of the Banyan
Simon & Schuster 2012 Fiction Sampler


Transforming Tragedy into Art

Vaddey Ratner discusses IN THE SHADOW OF BANYAN, her novel depicting her family's unimaginable experience during the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s.