April 26, 2022

In-person chat with Dr. Nguyen Phan Que Mai about her novel “The Mountains Sing”

April 26, 2022, 19:30 – 21:00, Classroom 501, Floor 5, Crescent Campus, Fulbright University Vietnam

Continuing the success of the Fulbright Speakers Series: The World Beyond a Book, Fulbright University Vietnam is delighted to host a chat with Dr. Nguyen Phan Que Mai at our Crescent campus in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. In this exciting in-person chat coming up on Tuesday evening, April 26, Dr. Nguyen Phan Que Mai will enlighten us on her latest novel “The Mountains Sing”.

The award-winning Vietnamese author, Dr. Nguyen Phan Que Mai will introduce her debut novel The Mountains Sing including her writing process, her creative mission, and her overcoming numerous obstacles to write the very first novel in English. She will also share the journey to bring the book to international readers.

Join Fulbright in this exciting in-person chat with Dr. Nguyen Phan Que Mai!

⏰07:30 – 09:00 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (Vietnam time, GMT +7)

📌Venue: Classroom 501, Floor 5, Crescent Campus, Fulbright University Vietnam

👉 Register at: https://forms.office.com/r/rBC0xVdGYw


Fulbright Speakers’ Series is a quest for knowledge and understanding with diverse incisive viewpoints of prominent authors, both in Vietnam and globally, venturing into a myriad of topics ranging from development history and current Vietnam in the context of globalization, to the importance of mental health in being a compassionate community member.

About the speaker:

Dr. Nguyen Phan Que Mai is an award-winning writer and translator who has published eleven books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction in Vietnamese and English and has translated seven books. Her books in Vietnamese have received the 2010 Poetry of the Year Award from the Hanoi Writers Association, the Capital’s Literature & Arts Award, and First Prize in the Poetry Competition celebrating 1,000 Years of Hanoi. Her latest book, “The Mountains Sing”, is an international bestseller, claiming six prizes including the runner-up prize for the 2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the 2021 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, and the 2020 Lannan Literary Award Fellowship for “a work of exceptional quality” and for “contribution to peace and reconciliation”. Her writing has been translated into more than 15 languages and has appeared in major publications including The New York Times. She received her Ph.D. degree in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. Nguyen Phan Que Mai’s second novel in English, “Dust Child”, is forthcoming in March 2023.