Phan Thi VANG ANH is one of the most respected young authors of Vietnam and embodies the literary spirit of her native Hanoi and the contemporary vigor of Saigon, where she was raised. She is a medical doctor, specializing in neurology, at the Nguyen Trai Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. In 1994 the Youth Publishing House in Hanoi published two of her books for young people, O Nha and Hoi Cho; one of her short stories appeared in English translation in a recent issue of the University of Hawaii journal, Manoa.
Viet Huu TRAN (poet, Vietnam; born 1963, Hanoi) writes poetry exploring the sensibility of post-1975 Vietnamese youth, and their complex attitudes toward contemporary Vietnam in transition. He has received a number of awards for his careers in poetry and in journalism. He is Editor of the Sunday literary and arts supplement of the Tien Phong newspaper, and also writes for other leading journals directed toward youth. He also works as a literary translator. A miscellany including critical work is being published early next year.
PHAN Hon Nhien (novelist, fiction writer; Vietnam) is the managing editor at SinhVien Vietnam magazine. The author of ten collections of short stories and seven novels, Phuong has published six books since 2009: the novels [Cold Eyes], [The Joker], [Azoth Necklace], and the short story collections [The Rain Gal], [A Dangerous Emotion], and [Left Wing], which won the 2010 Ho Chi Minh Writers Association Award. She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
NGUYEN Thi Chau Giang (born 1975, Hanoi) is a writer and editor at Kim Dong Publishing House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. At 24 years of age, Ms. Nguyen is already recognized nationally as one of the most prominent young authors in Vietnam. She started writing when she was four years old and has published nine volumes of short stories (three have won national awards) and many short stories and poems in literary journals and magazines.
Ly Thi LAN (born in Binh Duong Province, 1957) is an English teacher, television editor, and researcher, and was previously an executive member of the Ho Chi Minh City Writers' Association. Among the publications in a prolific career are several collections of short stories: Singing Grass (1983); A Bit of Romance in the Rain (1987); Seeing Mountains in a Dream (19 ã91); Immigrants (1995).
HOANG Ly (b. 1975, Hanoi) won the First Prize at the New Pens Poetry contest in 1996 and was elected Poet of the Year by the readers of Nguoi Lao Dong (Worker) Newspaper in 1999. Her poems have been widely anthologized, translated into French and English, and published in various magazines and newspapers in Vietnam. Her first book of poetry, White Grass, came out in 1999; her second and most recent book, The Night Is Flowing towards the Sky, will appear soon this year.
Vo Thi HAO (born 1956, Nghe An Province) is the Hanoi bureau chief of the HCMC Women's Newspaper. When her stories began appearing in magazines in the early 1990's, the public rushed to read them, drawn by her original style, which is described as "a combination of observation, sympathy, strong feminism, and frankness and great courage in pinpointing social problems." She has written a large body of stories, many of which have been made into films and plays.
Phan Trieu HAI (born 1969, Binh Dinh Province) won the award for story of the year from Youth Magazine for his most recent collection of short stories, Aco Mot Nguoi Nam Tren Mai Nha (A Man Lying on the Roof, Writers' Publishing House, 1997). He is the author of three other collections of short fiction, including the prize-winning Nhung Linh Hon Lac (The Lost Souls, Youth Publishing House, 1995) and Quan 'O Rung (The Wild-Beef Restaurant, Youth Publishing House, 1995). Many of Mr.
IWP reading tour participant Chinelo OKPARANTA shortlisted for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing.