PEN Atlas: Pol Pot’s engaging smile

Peter Idling’s political thriller Song for an Approaching Storm offers a nuanced insight into the mind and motivations of Sar – the man who would become Pol Pot. In this week’s PEN Atlas, Idling writes on the darkest of politics and human nature, and questions what drives people to destruction.

Read ‘Pol Pot’s engaging smile’ here.

Song for an Approaching Storm by Peter Fröberg Idling and translated by Peter Graves, is published by Pushkin Press.

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