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Monique Truong

Monique Truong (c) Silviu Guiman (© Silviu Guiman) © Silviu Guiman

(author) lives in New York. Her first novel “The Book of Salt” was translated into several languages and was the recipient of multiple awards, such as the Barbara Gittings Book Award and the Robert W. Bingham Prize. Her essays were published in the New York Times, O Magazine and othersFurthermore, Truong is the vice president of the Authors Guild, a member of the Creative Advisory Council for Hedgebrook and the Advisory Committee of the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network.

Truong received her BA in Literature from Yale University and her JD from Columbia Law School. Truong is the publisher of the books “Lafcadio Hearn” and “Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry & Prose”, and works an essayist, and a lyricist, collaborating with the composer Joan La Barbara. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellow, and was Visiting Writer at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, and Princeton University’s Hodder Fellow. Most recently, she was the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College in New York.

The Book of Salt. Novel. Houghton-Mifflin, 2003.

Bitter in the Mouth. Novel. Random House, 2010.



Metaphysica contra politica?
Fri, 13. July, 17:00, Berlinische Galerie

Salt & Signs
Sat, 14. July, 20:00, Werkhalle Wiesenburg