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Books: April 2011 Archives

Kim Thuy, author of "Ru"

ru.jpgThe Blue Metropolis international literary festival starts on Wednesday. It's an annual gathering of authors and book lovers in Montreal. The festival attracts some of the best writers from around the world and here at home.

We would like to introduce you to one of the Quebec writers who is participating. You may have seen Kim Thuy's book "Ru" in French in book stores. It's coming out in English next year.

"Ru" is about Kim Thuy's own story of fleeing Vietnam in the late 70s, a harrowing escape in the hold of a boat, a stay at a refugee camp, and finally settling with her family in Quebec.

She will be giving writing workshops for young people at the Blue Met, and she just won Le Grand Prix Littéraire Archambault this week.

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