A Colloquium with Vietnamese Author Phạm Thị Hoài
Phạm Thị Hoài is a contemporary Vietnamese author, best known for her first novel Thien Su, or The Crystal Messenger, which was first published in Hanoi in 1988, and subsequently banned by the Vietnamese government. This book has since been translated into seven languages, and was awarded the Frankfurt Literaturpreis in 1993 for best novel by a woman writer from Asia, Africa and Latin America. Since 1988, Pham Thi Hoai has published two other novels and three collections of short stories, all in Vietnamese. Her short stories and essays have appeared in journals in the U.S., Australia, Switzerland and Germany, and in several anthologies of Vietnamese fiction. She is also a noted translator of German literature and has translated works by Kafka, Brecht and Durrenmat into Vietnamese. She currently divides her time between Berlin and Hanoi.
This lecture (Guong may van nghe Viet Nam thoi hau doi moi, hau cong san [va hau hien dai]) will be delivered in Vietnamese and translated into English.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies