Tian Veasna was born in Cambodia in 1975, three days after the Khmer Rouge came to power. He moved to France with his parents in 1980, where he graduated from Strasbourg’s École des Arts Décoratifs in 2001. After that he returned to Cambodia for the first time, offering drawing classes as part of a United Nations humanitarian project. Since then Veasna has worked in publishing, taught visual art, and cofounded the workshop and gallery space Le Bocal, which specializes in illustration and graphic art. Veasna’s desire to recount what his family lived through in 1975 led him to return to Cambodia frequently and record the memories of his family members. Those stories became Year of the Rabbit, his first book. Veasna lives in France.
The Cartoonist Studio Prize
Nominated for Short List for Year of the Rabbit
Excellence in Graphic Literature Award
Best in Adult Non-Fiction for Year of the Rabbit
Best International Book for Year of the Rabbit
ALA / YALSA
Top of the List and Editor's Choice for Year of the Rabbit
Freeman Book Awards
High School Graphic Winner for Year of the Rabbit
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