|Vietnamese writer Dương Nghiễm Mậu at home in 2006. VNS File Photo |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Vietnamese writer Dương Nghiễm Mậu died on Aug. 2 after suffering a stroke at his home in HCM City. He was 80.
Relatives of the writer said that after he began to feel ill while writing at a table, he was rushed to a hospital by a family member.
Mậu, whose real name was Phí Ích Nghiễm, was a popular writer in the Southern region. Since 1977 he had spent most of his time painting lacquer works. Though he was highly skilled, he called himself a “writer who makes lacquer paintings”.
He was born in 1936 in Hà Tây and later moved to the South in 1954. He began his writing career in 1957 with several short stories.
In 2007, Phương Nam Book Company published four of his books, including Đôi mắt trên trời, Cũng đành, Tiếng sáo người em út and Nhan sắc. — VNS