Vaan Nguyen

Vaan Nguyen (b. Israel, 1982) was born in Ashkelon, Israel to Vietnamese refugees and raised in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv. Her debut collection The Truffle Eye (Ein ha-kmehin) came out in 2013 through Ma’ayan Press (a chapbook version appeared in 2008). Nguyen has worked as an actress and journalist and is affiliated with Gerila Tarbut (Cultural Guerrilla), a collective of Israeli and Palestinian poets, artists and activists.