John Burgess

Portrait of John   Burgess

John Burgess first visited Cambodia in 1969, in his teen years. A former Washington Post foreign correspondent in Southeast Asia, he is the author of “Stories in Stones: The Sdok Kok Thom Inscription and the Enigma of Khmer History” and more recently “The Stairway Guide’s Daughter”, a work of fiction set in the 12th century at the clifftop temple of Preah Vihear, famous for its 2,400-step stairway.

Read a 2021 Khmer Times profile, 'Angkor By the Book'.

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