The collection spans a total of 462 pages, showcasing his most celebrated stories, such as “Tuong ve huu” (Retired Army General), “Nhung ngon gio Hua Tat” (Winds in Hua Tat village), “Muoi Cua Rung” (Salt From the Forest), and “Khong co vua” (No King).

Each of the pieces was translated by Kim Joo Young under the auspices of the Daesan Foundation in the Republic of Korea.

Nguyen Huy Thiep (1950-2021), hailing from the northern province of Thai Nguyen, was renowned as one of Vietnam’s most talented short story writers since 1975.

Throughout his 50-year career, renowned author Thiep wrote a total of 50 short stories, 10 scripts, four novels, and numerous pieces of literary criticism. His works have since been translated into multiple languages, including French, English, German, Italian, and Dutch.

He was awarded the French Literature and Arts Medal in 2007 and the Premio Nonino prize by Italian authorities in 2008.