Famous Vietnamese fiction writer who is most known for his 1991 novel, Love Song. His other literary works include Untidy Hair in Night and The Day We First Met.
He studied English and Vietnamese literature at the University of Ho Chi Minh.
He published more than two hundred books over the course of his lengthy career.
The son of teacher parents, he grew up in a family of eight children. Born in Vietnam's An Giang province, he later settled with his wife in Bangkok, Thailand.
He and artist Jonathan Quan were both born in Vietnam.