Travelling gives young writer
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Writer Di Li poses with a poster for ther latest book Dao Thien Duong
HA NOI — Detective and horror-story writer Di Li has brought out
a new book called Dao Thien Duong (Heaven Island).
The book was launched at a press conference at the Goethe
Institute in Ha Noi on Thursday.
Dao Thien Duong is an anthology of short stories set in 30
locations around the world such as Bali, Siem Reap, Seoul, Paris, Amsterdam and
Saint Petersburg that have been written by Di Li during her travels over the
last 10 years.
Literary critic Pham Xuan Nguyen said Di Li typified the
confident well-travelled younger generation of Vietnamese people.
"The book shows her to be a thoughtful writer and an energetic
journalist. She has travelled more widely than any other Vietnamese writer of
her generation," he said.
Di Li, whose real name is Nguyen Dieu Linh, was born in 1978. As
well as being a writer, she teaches English at the Ha Noi College of Trade and
She has in the last five years published Trai Hoa Do (Red
Flower Farm) and a number of short story collection, such as Tang Thu Nhat
(First Floor), Dieu Valse Dia Nguc (Waltz of Hell) and 7 Ngay Tren
Sa Mac (Seven Days in the Desert).
The 300-page book is being brought out by the Cong An Nhan Dan
(People’s Public Security) Publishing House and the Phuong Dong Company. — VNS