The Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to a special encounter with Kim Thúy, one of the leading authors on the Canadian literary scene. Discover or rediscover this artist with an exceptional career and a vibrant personality.
Kim Thúy was born in 1968 in Saigon during the Vietnam War. At the age of ten, she was one of the hundreds of thousands of boat people fleeing the communist regime. She settled in Montreal and worked in various jobs – seamstress, interpreter, lawyer and restaurant owner – before devoting herself to writing. In 2010, her first book, Ru emerged as a best-seller in France and Quebec. Translated in more than twenty countries, it won the Governor General’s Award and the Grand Prix RTL-Lire. In 2018, she was a finalist for the Alternative Nobel Prize. With Mãn (2013), Vi (2016) and Em (2021), Kim Thúy continues to explore her dual identity.
Kim Thúy is participating in a major tour of festivals and bookstores in France organized by the French publisher Liana Levi. For the full program: www.lianalevi.fr/auteur/kim-thuy/
This conversation will be followed by a book signing.
Not in Paris? This conversation will also be broadcasted live on our Facebook Page !
In response to French government measures, presentation of a valid health pass, a negative test or a recovery certificate will now be mandatory.