Đặng Thơ Thơ




Đặng Thơ Thơ is a novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and author of Ai, her first novel (2024) and two collections of short stories The Winter Exhibition (2002) and Possibilities (2014).

She is co-founder and first editor-in-chief of damau.org and is currently overseeing creative directions for Da Màu. From 2003-2005 she was on Hợp Lưu Magazine editorial staff. She has over two decades of writing and editing experience in a literary setting. Her works have been published in many Vietnamese magazines and publications including Văn, Văn Học, Hợp Lưu, Khởi Hành, Thế Kỷ 21, Gió Văn, Chủ Đề, Ăn Mày Văn Chương, Ajar.

From 2002-2004, she served on the Board of Directors as Literature Chairperson for the Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association (VAALA). She works at Garden Grove Unified School District to help develop and translate the Vietnamese-English Immersion Dual Program and Curriculum. She provides presentations and professional training on the Vietnamese language for GGUSD school-community liaisons. Since 2016, she has been with the Union of Overseas Vietnamese Language Schools – TAVIET to consult on Vietnamese Language-Literature and to provide professional training for teachers.

She is an active member of the LGBTQI community.