Join author Philip Huynh for the Winnipeg of his new book The Forbidden Purple City on Thursday, August 1 at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg. He will be joined by Michael Kaan, author of the Water Beetles.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Taking the title for his debut collection of short fiction from the walled palace of Vietnam's Nguyen dynasty, Philip Huynh dives headfirst into the Vietnamese diaspora. In these beautifully crafted stories, crystalline in their clarity and immersive in their intensity, he creates a universe inhabited by the deprivations of war, the reinvention of self in a new and unfamiliar settings, and the tensions between old-world parents and new-world children.

This event is free and open to the public. Presented by McNally Robinson Booksellers and Goose Lane Editions.

This event is organized with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Philip Huynh was born in Vancouver to parents who had fled Vietnam during the civil war. His stories have been published in the Malahat Review, the New Quarterly, Event, and the Journey Prize Anthology and cited in The Best American Stories. He is the winner of the Open Season Award from the Malahat Review, a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, and the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop Emerging Writers Award. A practicing lawyer, he lives in Richmond, BC.