Truong comes from a family of fisher folk and has been the owner manager of the Bookworm since 2006. Apart from being a book-o-phile he loves to explore Vietnam by bicycle and motorbike. His latest travel passion is tracing the contours of the Vietnamese coastline on foot. He’s also a sustainability fan and has a green home with a rooftop garden near the Duong River.
This month Bookworm’s Truong looks at work that focuses on the family and family relationships
Recently I read some interesting online discussions about being male and claiming feminist credentials. After a lot of argy-bargying between feminist philosophers and theorists, Professor Benjamin Jones from the University of Western Sydney helped my masculine dilemma with some salient advice.
Because it’s that time of the year when a lot of minds become gift-focused, we’d like to present a few items from the print trade that may hit the mark.
November is often celebrated by men who are able to grow swathes of facial hair between lip and nose as Movember. At Bookworm, where a few of our staff are facially hirsute, we will use the month to celebrate female writers who have won, or who deserve to win, literature’s highest award.
This month we asked a long-time customer to collate a few literary insights for us to use in this column. He’s now involved with the humanitarian aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières and this year kept us abreast of post-earthquake traumas in Nepal. He is now posting us news of refugee tribulations in the Middle East.