Penelope Faulkner

vice pres. Action for Democracy in Vietnam

Penelope Faulkner is Vice-President of Quê Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam, Assistant Editor of Quê Me (Homeland), the organisation’s magazine in Vietnamese, and in charge of international relations in the Vietnamese Committee of Human Rights. She is an expert in Vietnamese language and literature and has translated Vietnamese poetry and prose. She is consultant to journalists, writers and broadcasters on Vietnamese issues (including British producers David Attenborough and Michael MacIntyre). She writes articles and short stories in Vietnamese under her pen name Y Lan and is author of a best-selling book of short stories, Quê Nha. She contributes to reports on Vietnam for the BBC, Voice of America and Radio Free Asia, which broadcasts daily to Vietnam.

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