Authors Guild Elects Monique Truong and D.T. Max

Vietnamese-American novelist Monique Truong has been elected v-p of the Authors Guild, the professional writers organization, and journalist D.T. Max has been chosen to join the Authors Guild’s governing council.

Truong’s works include the 2003 bestselling novel, The Book of Salt (Houghton Mifflin), and Bitter in the Mouth (published by Random House in 2010). She has been a member of the Authors Guild for seven years.

D.T. Max is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the author of Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Wallace (2012), and The Family that Couldn’t Sleep: A Medical Mystery.

The election of Truong and Max took place March 1 at the Authors Guild's annual meeting at Scandinavia House in New York City.

Author’s Guild president James Gleick said that “Monique has been a strong and passionate voice on behalf of authors and authorship. Her view of the world is as wise and wide-ranging as you’d expect from reading her fiction."

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