April 30, 2006
The first-ever U.S. appearance by Vietnam's foremost writer, who has been jailed and censored at home. Duong will be joined by distinguished novelist Robert Stone to discuss the writer's role in her society: the realities of war, censorship, and literature.
This event is co-sponsored by PEN American Center in association with PEN World Voices, The New York Festival of International Literature.
About Duong Thu Huong
Duong Thu Huong was born in the Thai Binh province of Vietnam in 1947. After she published her third novel, Nhung Thien Duong Mu (Paradise of the Blind), Duong Thu Huong's work was banned in Vietnam. She was then awarded the Prix Femina and the UNESCO Literature Prize in 1991. Her most recent book is No Man?s Land.
About Robert Stone
Robert Stone was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1937. He is the author of several critically acclaimed novels and collections, including National Book Award Winner Dog Soldiers and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Bear and His Daughter. His most recent book is Bay of Souls.