Portrait of Nguyen Duc Duy

Nguyen Duc Duy

Nguyen Duc Duy was born and grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In 2012, Nguyen commenced a French translation major at the University of Pedagogy, and during that time translated on a variety of topics from piping and plumbing, waste management to butchery. In 2015, Nguyen met theatre director Caroline Guiela Nguyen and started providing translation for arts and culture. Nguyen translated the stories gathered from Vietnamese people in Paris and Ho Chi Minh City as part of research for Caroline Guiela Nguyen’s acclaimed theatre production SAIGON, which charts the story of Vietnamese exiles living in France. SAIGON premiered at the 2017 Avignon Festival and is presented as part of the 2020 Asia TOPA festival in Melbourne.