Monique Truong Biography
Monique Truong was born in Saigon in 1968 and moved to the United States at age
six. She graduated from Yale University and the Columbia University School of
Law, going on to specialize in intellectual property. Truong coedited the
anthology Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose, and her essay
"Welcome to America" was featured on National Public Radio. Granting
her an award of excellence, the Vietnamese American Studies Center at San
Francisco State University called her "a pioneer in the field, as an
academic, an advocate, and an artist." She was awarded a prestigious Lannan
Foundation writing residency in 2001.
This biography was last updated on 01/18/2006.
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