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Gentle Books' Thursday Book Club - Fireside Chat with Dr. Nguyen Que Mai

Gentle Books' Thursday Book Club - Fireside Chat with Dr. Nguyen Que Mai

  • hjem, 161 hollywood road
  • thur, 7 mar || 6:30pm - 9pm

regular price HK$360.00
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For gentle books' second edition of the thursday book club, we will be joined by a very special guest: award-winning author, Dr. Nguyen Que Mai.

The event will begin with a fireside chat with Dr. Nguyen Que Mai to discuss her inspiration and experiences in writing internationally best-selling works The Mountains Sing and Dust Child. We will then open up the floor for a brief audience Q&A, followed by a book signing and drinks.

Dr. Nguyen Que Mai's two novels, The Mountains Sing and Dust Child are available for preorder alongside your event ticket, to be picked-up at the event. Thanks to Bookazine, preorders are 10% off retail price.

All proceeds raised from the evening will be in aid of Room to Read's education programmes that bring literacy access to diverse and rural communities, and where Dr. Nguyen Que Mai is an Author and Illustrator Advocate.

Ticket price is inclusive of one drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available). Additional food and beverage is available for purchase.



  • 6:00 pm: doors open
  • 6:30 - 7:15 pm: fireside chat and q&a with Dr. Nguyễn Quế Mai
  • 7:15- 7:30 pm: book signing
  • 7:30 - 9:00 pm: open social and mingling


About Dr. Nguyen Que Mai

Dr. Nguyen Que Mai is an award-winning writer in both Vietnamese and English, author of twelve books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Her novels The Mountains Sing and Dust Child are international bestsellers and have received The BookBrowse Best Debut Award, the International Book Awards, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, the Lannan Literary Award Fellowship for Fiction, as well as Runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, among others. Her writing has been translated into more than twenty languages and has appeared in major publications including The New York Times. She was named by Forbes Vietnam as one of 20 inspiring women of 2021. During the past years, in her role as an author advocate for Room to Read, Dr. Nguyen Que Mai has been actively working to promote global literary and girls' education. 


About Room to Read

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality through education. We are achieving this goal by helping children in historically low-income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls as they build life skills to succeed in secondary school and negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read collaborates with local communities, partner organizations and governments to test and implement innovative models that can be integrated into the education system to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. To date, Room to Read has benefited more than 39 million children and has worked in 23 countries and in more than 182,000 communities, providing additional support through remote solutions that facilitate learning beyond the classroom. Room to Read aims to benefit 40 million children by 2025. Learn more at

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