Monday, October 9, 2006

Return to Homeland: Journalist/Writer/Artist Nguyen Qui Duc

On Monday, October 9, 2006, we talk with Nguyen Qui Duc about his decision to return to his homeland, Vietnam, with his mother, and the opportunities and challenges he faces there, after a distinguished journalism and literary career in the West. Nguyen hosted the KQED radio internationally syndicated show, "Pacific Time" that focused on Asian and Asian American affairs from 2000 until recently.

The winner of many awards, he has worked for the BBC among other radio stations and provided commentaries on NPR. He is a founder of an artists' collective, Ink & Blood, has authored plays and produced a documentary, China: Shanghai Nights for Frontline/World on PBS. The documentary was awarded the Edward R. Morrow Award by the Overseas Press Club of America. He has also translated several Vietnamese writers works and has written for mainstream puhblications as well as the literary press. His books include an autobiography, "Where the Ashes Are" (Addison-Wesley) and an edited work, "Vietnam: A Traveler's Literary Companion" (Whereabouts Press).
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