Thanhha Lai photographed by An Lai-Omer

I wrote Inside Out & Back Again, published in 2011.


My second novel Listen, Slowly, was published February 17, 2015.  


I was born in Saigon, Vietnam, immigrated to Montgomery, Alabama after the war in 1975 and currently live north of New York City.


Most importantly, I’ve started a not-for-profit organization called Viet Kids Inc. to buy bicycles for poor students in Vietnam.  To donate, please read the Viet Kids Inc. tab.


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