Nguyen Bao Chan

Nguyen Bao Chan trained as a cinema scenarist at the Hanoi Cinema and Theatre University. She currently works for Vietnam Television as an Arts and Culture editor. Her major publications are Burned River (Publisher of Vietnam Writers Association, 1994) which gained the Award from the Vietnamese Literary and Arts Union in 1994, Barefoot in Winter (Youth Publications, 1999), and Thorns in Dreams (Vietnamese – English bilingual edition, The Gioi Publisher, 2010). Her works are also included in The Defiant Muse: Vietnamese Feminist Poems from Antiquity to the Present (Women’s Publishing House, Hanoi 2007) and many other poetry anthologies. She has read her poetry at literary festivals in Vietnam and abroad, most recently at the prestigious international Poetry Festival of Medellin, Colombia, Poetry Parnassus Festival in London, United Kingdom, Festival International des Poètes en Val de Marne in Paris, France  and at Melbourne Writers Festival in Melbourne, Australia. She is member of Vietnam Writers Association.