This article was written for Mochi Magazine, an online destination for Asian American women to share their stories, experiences, and passions. Click on the link to read the entire interview.
Monique Truong: Unearthing the Sweetest Fruits, October 29, 2019 – “Award-winning writer Monique Truong had been told her most recent novel, The Sweetest Fruits, might be difficult to sell because she didn’t ‘have a Vietnamese person in the book.’ She laughed as she told me, ‘Uhm, it didn’t stop me. Clearly!’ The significance of this statement is not lost on me. As we fight for more and more Asian American representation in the media, we are also allowing for more diversity in narratives, telling the stories we want to tell. And Truong is helping pave the way.”