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Vietnam

Do Thanh Lang

Do Thanh Lang (b. 1986) is a Vietnamese artist based in Ho Chi Minh City. He graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts and his work has been exhibited at several...

Dương Nghiễm Mậu

Dương Nghiễm Mậu (1936–2016), whose real name was Phí Ích Nghiễm, was born in Mậu Hoà village, Đan Phượng,...

Trần Thị NgH

Trần Thị NgH was born and grew up in the South of Vietnam. Her first collection of short stories, Những Ngày Rất Thong Thả (Wandering days), was published in...

Trần Dần

Born in Nam Dinh, Trần Dần was barely twenty years old when he joined the Viet Minh in 1946. Eight years later, he returned to Hanoi following the battle of Dien Bien Phu and the...

Nguyễn Hoàng Quyên

Nguyễn-Hoàng Quyên (b. 1993) is a translator, writer and curator based in Vietnam.

Bùi Ngọc Tấn

Bùi Ngọc Tấn (1934–2014) was born in Câu Tử Ngoại village, Hợp Thành commune, Thuỷ Nguyên district, Hải Phòng City....

P.K.

P.K. has published his writings on Tiền Vệ and the bilingual AJAR magazine. In 2012, he and other authors published a collection of flash fiction, Màu cỏ xanh trong...

Pháp Hoan

Pháp Hoan was born in 1992 in Bình Thuận. He has lived and worked in the European Institute of Applied Buddhism (Germany). His works appear in Tiền Vệ. His debut...

Nhã Thuyên

Nhã Thuyên has authored several books of poetry, short fiction, and some tiny books for children. Translations of their poetry and writing appear in Poems of Lưu Diệu...

Đỗ Bích Thúy

Đỗ Bích Thúy was born in 1974 in Ha Giang, Viet Nam.  After graduating from the Academy of Journalism and Communication in 1997, she wrote for the Army Literature and...

Nguyen Hung

Nguyen Hung was born and raised in Hanoi. He received his MA in International Studies at the University of Oregon, and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Osaka in Japan.

Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Nguyen Phan Que Mai was born in 1973 in a small village in northern Vietnam, and grew up in the Mekong Delta, in southern Vietnam. She studied in Australia under a development scholarship from...

Ngo Tu Lap

Ngo Tu Lap is the winner of seven literary prizes in Vietnam, where he has published four books of fiction, two books of poetry, three books of essays, and many translations. He returned to...

Marie Etienne

Marie Etienne is the author of eight collections of poems, five novels, and two books on the theater. She spent her childhood in Indochina, in what is now Viet Nam, during the Second World War...
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