Kim Thúy

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Kim Thúy at Festival America, in Vincennes, in September 2010

Kim Thúy, CQ (born 1968 in Saigon, Vietnam)[1] 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.[2]

Early life[edit]

Thúy spent her early childhood in Vietnam before fleeing with her parents as boat people[1] and settling in the Montreal suburb of Longueuil.[3] She has degrees in law, linguistics and translation from the Université de Montréal.[1]

Work[edit]

Thúy's debut novel Ru won the Governor General's Award for French language fiction at the 2010 Governor General's Awards.[2] An English edition, translated by Sheila Fischman,[4] was published in 2012. The novel was a shortlisted nominee for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize[5] and the 2013 Amazon.ca First Novel Award. The novel won the 2015 edition of Canada Reads,[6] where it was championed by Cameron Bailey.

In 2016, Thúy published her third novel, Vi.

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