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Carolyn Huynh

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Carolyn Huynh grew up in Orange County, California, not appreciating the weather enough. She has a BA in journalism from Seattle University and a MS in human centered design from the University of Washington. The youngest daughter of Vietnamese refugees, her writing focuses on her mother’s tall-tales, superstitions, the diaspora, and memory (both real and imaginary). 
She especially loves stories about messy Asian women who never learn from their mistakes. After living up and down the West Coast, she currently resides in Los Angeles with her rabbit and dog. She still doesn’t appreciate the weather enough. When she’s not writing, Carolyn daydreams about having iced coffee on a rooftop in Saigon. Follow her on Twitter @CarolynKHuynh.


Genres: General Fiction
Carolyn Huynh recommends
Valley Verified (2024)
Kyla Zhao
"Endearing and reaffirming. Valley Verified is an anthem for young women who aren't afraid to push themselves out of their comfort zone. In a world of bots, this book is as authentic as Zhao."
What We Kept to Ourselves (2023)
Nancy Jooyoun Kim
"A propulsive mystery about yearning, loneliness, and duty (but to and for whom?). Kim is a masterful wordsmith, tackling brittle topics with grace, urgency, and most importantly, hope. This book is a call to action, and a reminder that it's never too late to live the life you've always wanted."
Sunshine Nails (2023)
Mai Nguyen
"A whip-smart and hilarious David versus Goliath romp. The Tran family will have you biting your nails as they claw at their competition and each other. Will they survive? Or will they lie forever in the proverbial nail bed that they made? But the Vietnamese diaspora will always find their way back home - even if they lose an eyelash or two along the way."

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