Monique Truong

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Birthday
13, 1968
Birth Sign
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Birthday
13, 1968 (age 51)

About

Vietnamese writer who is known especially for her 2003 work, The Book of Salt. She published a second novel, Bitter in the Mouth, in 2010.

Before Fame

She graduated from Yale University in 1990 with a degree in English.

Trivia

She won the 2004 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for The Book of Salt.

Family Life

She was born in Saigon, Vietnam. When she was six years old, she left Vietnam as a war refugee and settled in Houston, Texas. She later lived in New York City.

Associated With

She and Robert Stern both graduated from Yale University.