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Angie Chau Writes Dramatic Portrait of Vietnamese Immigrants

Angie ChauAngie Chau is a writer born in Saigon, Vietnam, whose new collection of short stories, “Quiet as They Come”, describes the intricate lives of Vietnamese immigrants caught between two cultures. She’s been called “an astonishing literary talent.”

When I read about Angie, I was taken by her determination to become a published writer no matter how long it took. She began this first book ten years ago.

“Write and keep at it, as you never want to stop growing as a human being, never stop growing as a writer…if a girl who arrived in this country with no English can prevail, so can you.” Angie Chau

I wanted to find out how Angie had persevered over ten years to write her short stories and whether she identifies with the lives of the people in her collection. Thanks, Angie, for taking time to explain… [Read more…]