Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai Booksigning Appearance!

We are delighted to help promote and present this heretofore unanticipated special booksigning appearance by award-winning, bestselling novelist and poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai at the wonderful Little Saigon Creative space that is part of the good non-profit work of Friends of Little Sài Gòn. Since her much-loved novel, The Mountains Sing (Algonquin) was first published in March 2020, we had hopes for an in-person visit, with a tour scheduled to include the Seattle Public Library at that time. Then the pandemic, and appearances with her for both the hardcover and the paperback have been virtual. This U.S. trip is occasioned by The Mountains Sing being a runner-up nominee for the prestigious Dayton Literary Peace Prize, that ceremony drawing her over. For a list of honors, awards, and praise Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai has received for this luminous book, click here.

“A sweeping story that positions Vietnamese life within the ​rich and luminous history of national epics like The Tale of Kiều and The Iliad. Expansive in scope and feeling, The Mountains Sing is a feat of hope, an unflinchingly felt inquiry into the past, with the courageous storytelling of the present.”—Ocean Vuong.

Elliott Bay should  have both copies of The Mountains Sing and her translated book of poetry, The Secret of Hoa Sen at this signing.

Please come meet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, get your book signed and also enjoy the Little Sài Gòn Creative space. This opened as the pandemic altered life in every way early last year, offering a welcome, needed community gathering place and Library, and is now becoming known by more as things have started to open once again. This is a project of Friends of Little Sài Gòn, which is conducting its 10th Anniversary fundraising campaign this fall, and which is most worthy of support.

Presented by Friends of Little Sài Gòn & Elliott Bay Book Company.


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ISBN: 9781643751351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - March 16th, 2021

at Little Sài Gòn Creative
1227 S Weller St, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98144
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:30pm
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