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Reading and Book Signing with Author Monique Truong

Monique Truong is the Vietnamese American author of the bestselling, award-winning novels, The Book of Salt, Bitter in the Mouth, and The Sweetest Fruits (forthcoming September 2019). Her work has been published in fifteen countries, and her awards and honors include the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the Asian American Literary Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award. The author will be reading from her new book, The Sweetest Fruits, followed by Q&A and book signing. Refreshments will be served. For more information on parking at Smith Warehouse:

Monique Truong will also be holding a seminar with all interested students earlier in the day (2:30-3:30pm in East Duke 108) focusing on her short story, "Kelly," available to download on the AASP Events page:

Monique Truong's seminar and reading are part of the 2019-20 "Authors & Artists" Series sponsored by Duke's Asian American Studies Program, the Franklin Humanities Institute and others. For a full list of co-sponsors please see This series features an array of creative literary and visual voices and invites critical dialogue with the Duke community and beyond.