portrait of Vu Dinh Giang

Vũ Đình Giang

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Vũ Đình Giang is a Vietnamese novelist. He was born in Tiền Giang Province, and graduated with a Bachelor of Graphic Design from the Faculty of Industrial Fine Arts at Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture. In 2000, he won the Fourth Prize in the second installment of the Literature in its 20s (Văn Học Tuổi 20) contest. He currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City.

Giang’s debut novel, Song Song (Parallel), was first published in 2007 and republished in 2011. It is widely regarded as one of the best works of gay fiction in the Vietnamese language. The novel tells the story of two young men who fall in love in Ho Chi Minh City in the early 2000s, set against the backdrop of Vietnam’s rapidly changing social and economic landscape.Truly a gem in contemporary Vietnamese literature, the novel has been praised for its compassionate portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters, lyrical prose, and sharp social commentary. It deserves to be on par with the sexiest works of the most famous gay writers of the time.


Major Books Works:

Parallel (Song Song)