Kim Thúy


Kim Thúy was born in Vietnam in 1968. At the age of ten she left Vietnam along with a wave of refugees commonly referred to in the media as ‘the boat people’ and settled with her family in Quebec, Canada. A graduate in translation and law, she has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer and chef-restaurant owner. She lives in Montreal and devotes her life to writing. Kim Thúy has received many awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2010, and was one of the top four finalists of the Alternative Nobel Prize in 2018. Her books have sold more than 850,000 copies around the world and have been translated into 29 languages and distributed across 40 countries and territories.

Books by Kim Thúy