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Writer. Reader. Visual artist.
I am the author of The Swallows Uncaged, A Narrative in Eight Panels, a collection of eight fictional narratives dramatizing the lives of Vietnamese women and their families from the 11th century to the present. I worked on it in Hanoi, glued to my bamboo stool three hours a day, six days a week.
The original title of the book was Imagining Vietnam. It won the 2011 Impress Prize for New Writers in the UK, and was published there in 2012. The Canadian publisher, Freehand Books of Calgary, Alberta, changed the title and published the volume in 2015.