Portrait of Mượn Thị Văn

Mượn Thị Văn stitches stories by starlight and by daylight. Some of these stories become books, and some of these books are read around the world. From her acclaimed debut, In a Village by the Sea, to her latest, The Shape of You, her books have earned many distinctions, including a Northern California Book Award, an Irma Black Honor, and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Her recent book Wishes, with Victo Ngai, was named the #1 Best Picture Book of the 2021 by BookPage; it received multiple awards, including the Margaret Wise Brown Prize, a California Book Award, and an ILA Notable Books for a Global Society Award. Mượn Thị Văn lives in California with her family.