Festival Internazionale
di Letteratura a Venezia
25 28 May 2022

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Born into the Red Delta of Northern Việt Nam, Dr. Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai grew up in the Mekong Delta, Southern Việt Nam. She has published eleven books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction in Vietnamese and English and has translated seven books. Her debut novel, “The Mountains Sing ”, is an international bestseller, runner-up for the 2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the 2021 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, winner of the 2020 Lannan Literary Award Fellowship, and other prizes. Her writing has been translated into more than 15 languages and has appeared in major publications including the «New York Times». Her second novel “Dust Child” is forthcoming in March 2023. 

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