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Bao Ninh was born in Hanoi in 1952. During the Vietnam war he served with the Glorious 27th Youth Brigade. Of the five hundred who went to war with the brigade in 1969, he is one of ten who survived. The Sorrow of War is a huge bestseller in Vietnam.

Books by Bao Ninh

The Sorrow of War

'All Quiet on the Western Front for our era' New Statesman

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