Quế Mai on Washington Post together with Tim O'Brien, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Karl Marlantes

Quế Mai on "Meet the Writers" program, Monocle Radio

Quế Mai on NPR Weekend speaking about Dust Child

Quế Mai on Radio New Zealand

Quế Mai on GBH News discussing her latest novel, Dust Child

Quế Mai is featured on Việt Nam's National Television (Talk Việt Nam program)

Quế Mai discusses her forthcoming novel, DUST CHILD, on BBC World

13 questions for Quế Mai about THE MOUNTAINS SING

Conversation at Columbia University

Author reading

Reading Group Choices

Conversation with Emily Powter-Robinson about winning The Blogger's Book Prize 2021

Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen (DVAN Author Talk Series)

Conversation with Kenneth Nguyen (The Vietnamese Podcast)

Conversation with Matthew Hoh (Veterans For Peace)

Conversation with Professor Wayne Karlin, Vietnam Veteran (College of Southern Maryland's Connections series)

Conversation with Dr. Sofia Rehman, independent scholar, leader of LEEDS LIT CLUB 

Conversation with Marc Leepson, Arts Editor, Vietnam Veteran Magazine

Quế Mai introducing her novel 

San Francisco Public Library

Edwardsville Public Library, SIUE Lovejoy Library and SIUE Alumni Association

Conversation with Thanh Tan (King County Library System Author Voices Series)

Empowering Others Is to Empower Ourselves

In conversation with diasporic Vietnamese writer at the San José Museum of Art

Avid Readers Bookclub


NPR Morning Show

PEN America's The Pen Pod

Boston Public Radio (WGBH program)

NuWriters Podcast

Hear Me Roar (Women's Fiction Writers Association podcast)

The Campbell Conversations, hosted by Professor Grant Reeher 

Thoughts from a Page Podcast

ABC Radio National's Sense of Place 

Writer's Bones podcast 

The Readings Podcast

Radio New Zealand

ABC national radio reviews

Top of the Mind Radio Program

Skylight Books' podcast

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio

Saigoneer Podcast

Boise State Public Radio

German radio Deutschlandfunk Kultur  



Interview on 

The Straits Times

AFP News Agency 

The Orange County Register 


Hoopla Book Club 

Writers Digest

The Nerd Daily 

A conversation with ThanhHà Lại on diaCRITICS 

Chào Hanoi 

Saigoneer Magazine

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Shabda Press


The Mountains Sing won Runner-Up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which "celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, social justice, and global understanding."

Quế Mai becomes Author Advocate for Room to Read to enhance girls' access to education and promote the power of literacy and books 

Quế Mai launches project with Smokelong and Roshan Learning Center to assist refugees 

The Mountains Sing wins The Annie Award 2021

The Mountains Sing wins The International Book Awards, in two categories: Literary Fiction and Multicultural Fiction

Quế Mai becomes an editor of DVAN's publishing series

Alqonquin Books acquired World rights for Quế Mai's second novel DUST CHILD, set in South Việt Nam.

Quế Mai joins The Tuesday Agency - a lecture agency exclusively representing authors such as Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui, Roxane Gay, Khaled Hosseini.

The Mountains Sing won the Blogger's Book Prize 2021 and became NB Magazine's Book of the Year

The Mountains Sing a finalist of the Audiobook of the Year Award

Quế Mai shares her Vietnamese New Year experiences on The New York Times

Quế Mai won the prestigious Lannan Literary Fellowship in Fiction for a work "of exceptional quality" 

"Lanterns Hanging on the Wind", co-produced by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, puts Vietnamese Poetry in the Limelight 

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai on film

Thank you for journeying with Quế Mai into an authentic Việt Nam via THE MOUNTAINS SING.

Quế Mai and Bruce Weigl presented their works a the Lannan Foundation

Quế Mai performing her poetry at the 23rd International Poetry Festival of Medellín (Colombia)

Quế Mai's writing journey has recently been featured in a full-length documentary entitled "She is beautiful", produced by Việt Nam Television:

Quế Mai's poetry performance with the American poet Jennifer Fossenbell, National Poetry Day of Vietnam (2010):

Quế Mai's poetry performance with the Indian poet Mamta Sagar, the first Asia-Pacific Poetry Festival (2012):

Quế Mai's poem "Writing on behalf of Duc", about the children with cancer in Việt Nam:

Quế Mai's poem "Hà Nội", which won First prize, Poetry Competition about 1,000 Years Hà Nội:

"I Hear My Country Calling My Name" (lyric by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, music by Đinh Trung Cẩn) won the best song of the year Award by Việt Nam Musicians' Association (2011), as well as the Best Song of the Year Award from the Musicians Association of Hồ Chí Minh City (2011)

Quế Mai is featured as a success story of the Australian Development Scholarships in Việt Nam.

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“The Writer Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai Brings Vietnamese-English, North-South Closer”, Saigoneer Magazine. Read here.

“Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s novel rebuts Western perspective on American war” – Vietnam News. Read here.

US radios broadcast a show of Quế Mai’s poetry to celebrate the National Poetry Day of Việt Nam, Tuổi Trẻ News. Read here.

Quế Mai releases her travel book in Việt Nam, Việt Nam News. Read here.


Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai won First Prize, the Poetry Competition about 1,000 Years Hanoi, Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper. More

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai won Poetry of the Year 2010 Award from the Hanoi Writers Association, Đại biểu Nhân dân Newspaper. More

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai won the Capital Prize's of Arts and Literature, Thanh Niên Newspaper. More

What can Vietnamese do to enable our literature to step out to the world?, Sports and Culture Newspaper. More

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, always proud to be Vietnamese, Biên Phòng Newspaper. More 

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai publishes her 10th book of translations entitled Bay lên, Thanh Niên News. More

Bay lên, the multi-national anthology about human lives in the diaspora, VnExpress. More 

Bay lên, an anthology of excellent short stories about the human lives, the Voice of Vietnam Radio. More

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, her creative work and current affairs, Người Việt News. More

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai's Stars on the City Sky meets young readers, Nhân Dân Newspaper. More

Stars on the City Sky - Fairytales about the village life, Vietnam National Television VTV. More

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, "I hear my country calling my name", Người Việt News. More

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, poetry radiates its fragrance on Vietnamese language, Người Việt News. More