Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Nguyen Phan Que Mai was born in Viet Nam in 1973, and grew up witnessing the war's devastation of her country. She worked as a street seller and rice farmer before winning a scholarship to attend university in Australia. She is the author of eight books of poetry, short fiction and non-fiction in Vietnamese. Her writing has been translated and published in more than ten countries and has received many honors, including the Ha Noi Writers Association's Poetry of the Year 2010 Award. She currently divides her time between Indonesia and Viet Nam.