Monique Truong Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood And Early Years
Vietnamese-American writer Monique Truong was born in Saigon, South Vietnam in arrived in the United States as a refugee in 1975.
Monique Truong graduated from Yale University in 1990 with a B.A. in Literature and from Columbia Law School J.D. 1995, having qualified as an intellectual property attorney.
Rise To Fame
Houghton Mifflin published Truong's first novel The Book of Salt in 2003 and became a national multi-award winning best seller.
Monique Truong followed up The Book of Salt (2003) with the award-winning Bitter in the Mouth (2010).
She is an editor of Watermark: An Anthology of Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose and contributes articles and essays to a wide range of magazines and newspapers including Conde Nast Traveler, the New York Times, Time Magazine and Real Simple.
Awards And Achievements
Monique Truong has won numerous awards for her fiction including the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Bard Fiction Prize and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.