Putsata Reang

Art Discipline: 
Burien, WA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Oct 7, 2019 to Nov 15, 2019

Putsata Reang is an author and journalist, born on the coast of Cambodia and raised amid the farm fields of Corvallis, Ore. Her writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Ms, The Seattle-Times and the San Jose Mercury News. She has lived and worked in more than a dozen countries, including Cambodia, Afghanistan, Thailand, India and Bangladesh.

Putsata is an alum of the Hedgebrook and Mineral School residencies, and is a current fellow of the Jack Straw Writers Program. She graduated with bachelor of arts degrees in journalism and English from the University of Oregon. Her memoir, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, explores themes of debt and duty as the child of immigrants who fled Cambodia’s war and genocide, and the layers of displacement that come with being both gay and a refugee.