Kim Thúy, CQ (born 1968 in Saigon, Vietnam) is a Vietnamese-born Canadian writer, whose debut novel Ru won the Governor General's Award for French language fiction at the 2010 Governor General's Awards.
Thúy spent her early childhood in Vietnam before fleeing with her parents as boat people and settling in the Montreal suburb of Longueuil. She has degrees in law, linguistics and translation from the Université de Montréal.
Thúy's debut novel Ru won the Governor General's Award for French language fiction at the 2010 Governor General's Awards. An English edition, translated by Sheila Fischman, was published in 2012. The novel was a shortlisted nominee for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2013 Amazon.ca First Novel Award. The novel won the 2015 edition of Canada Reads, where it was championed by Cameron Bailey.
In 2016, Thúy published her third novel, Vi.
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