Monique Truong imagined the life of Gertrude Stein’s Vietnamese cook in her novel The Book of Salt, which just won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions fiction award. She discusses the joys and challenges of being a young writer (she was born in 1968) with last year’s winner, Jonathan Safran Foer.
"Don’t they love smokers in France, why can’t they take them? Go where you’re wanted." Dan from Dublin wants to ban smoking in Ireland.
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