Socheata Huot studied French literature at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and went on to get a MA in Khmer-French-English translation. She spent over ten years working as the head of the publishing division within Sipar, a leading publisher in the kingdom, while organizing literary events. She has written and published children’s books and short stories for adults. Currently, she shares her life between Europe and Cambodia while managing the Kampu-Mera Editions which she co-founded in 2015 with Phina So.
Kampu-Mera Editions is a publishing house based in Phnom Penh with the mission of bringing creativity and literary excellence to Cambodian readers. Since its origin, the press has published four books: three anthologies gathering young Cambodian writers reflecting on contemporary society and various social issues, one novel entitled Bophana, the Flower that Never Wilts by Phina So, with a forthcoming collection of translated short stories by Guy de Maupassant planned for March 2020.