“An Evening with Kim Thúy” published in the Maple Tree Literary Supplement

Kim Thúy“Ru is a lyrical, poetic and non-linear collection of vignettes, written from the twin viewpoints of the narrator as a ten-year-old and as an adult. A word or an idea from the end of each vignette sparks the beginning of the next in a meditative flow, and this is also the way Kim Thúy spoke to her attentive audience. She began the evening in a roundabout meander from topic to topic, and I wondered where she was taking us. A small person with a big presence, she spoke with lavish gestures and facial expressions, throwing her whole being into her bilingual presentation.”

My literary essay An Evening with Kim Thúy appears in issue 15 (May-Aug. 2013) of the Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Many thanks to Amatoritsero Ede, founder and managing editor of MTLS, for taking in the piece. Kudos, too, to Ama for earning his PhD this spring as one of Carleton University’s first two PhD English graduates.

I’m hoping to get a chance to read “His dissertation (which) looks at the intersection of colonialism with the production, distribution, and canonization of African writings, and in particular Nigerian texts.” (Valerie Kong)MTLS

MTLS is a  quarterly Ezine with 90% Canadian and 10% international  content.  Unlike a number of well-known literary journals,  MTLS encourages diversity and includes all genres of writing from all viewpoints and voices.  Flash, poetry, author interviews, film, visual arts, literary photography…it’s all in there.

It is a pleasure to be published in MTLS for the third time and to have guest-edited a past issue.

Links to my other contributions to the journal are available on my publications page.

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About Chris

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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5 Responses to “An Evening with Kim Thúy” published in the Maple Tree Literary Supplement

  1. susan borgersen says:

    love your blogs Chris – a whisper in your ear: just check your ooopsie at the start of para 2. Sue

    Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:28:03 +0000 To: authorsue@hotmail.com

  2. Congrats on having the essay published. It was a good read. She seems like an amazing person 🙂

  3. Well done. She sounds a very interesting writer.

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