Monique Truong

Monique Truong is a Vietnamese-American novelist, essayist, librettist, former refugee, and intellectual property attorney, whose novels include The Sweetest Fruits (Viking Books, 2019), Bitter in the Mouth (Random House, 2010), and The Book of Salt (Houghton Mifflin, 2003). Among her many honors are the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fellowship, as well as the Hodder, U.S.-Japan Creative Artists, and Guggenheim fellowships. She serves as vice president of the Authors Guild.

Monique Truong

Monique Truong

Features

The Pleasures of Not Being Lonely

  From a talk presented at the Library of Congress on 3 August 2019, as part of the Asian American Literature Festival   “An intimate lecture.” That was how Lawrence-Minh Davis, one of the intrepid, visionary curators of this festival, described in an email to me what he had in mind for today’s presentation. When […]

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