Monday, May 7th, 2018 Kim Thúy Talks About Her Novel “Vi”

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Monday, May 7, 20185:30PM - 7:30PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place

Description

Abstract:
Kim Thúy reads from her novel Vi followed by audience Q&A.
CBC News describes Vi as “exploring the lives, loves and struggles of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands.”
Citation for quote: http://www.cbc.ca/books/vi-1.4480676

4:00-5:00: Book signing and reception. The book “Vi” will be available for sale and the author will sign copies. Light refreshments will be served.
5:00-5:30: Break
5:30-7:30: Presentation by Kim Thuy

Bio:
Born in Saigon in 1968, KIM THÚY left Vietnam with the boat people at the age of ten and settled with her family in Quebec. A graduate in translation and law, she has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, restaurant owner, and commentator on radio and television. She lives in Montreal and devotes herself to writing.


Speakers

Kim Thúy
Governor General’s Award-Winning Vietnamese Canadian Author


Co-Sponsors

Center for South East Asian Studies

Asian Canadian Studies

Asian Canadian Writers Workshop

Department of French

Vietnamese Canadian Students Association

Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library

Departmet of English

Penguin Random House Canada

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