Kim Thúy was born in 1968 in Saigon, Vietnam, but fled with her family a decade later, eventually settling in Quebec. She earned degrees from the Université de Montréal in linguistics and translation (1990) and law (1993) and has worked as a translator, interpreter, lawyer, food commentator and restaurateur. Thúy was the proprietor of a restaurant called Ru de Nam. Her debut novel Ru won the Canadian Governor General's Award for French-language fiction in 2010. Thúy recently published a cookbook in French: Le secret des Vietnamiennes (Montréal: Trécarré, 2017).
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September 06, 2018