Thế Dṻng was born in Tuyen Quang, Vietnam, in 1954. In 1974 he published his first poems as a soldier during the Vietnam war. He studied Literature Theory and and Vietnamese studies at the University of Education in Hanoi. In the early 1980s he worked as a teacher at a secondary school in Vietnam and published critical essays under his pen name Dung Van. Later he worked as an essayist and editor at the Journal Literatur und Kunst and as a delegate of the young author’s congress in Hanoi. In 1985 he was awarded the prize of the culture department of Hai Hung and only a year later he received the CON SON prize for Poetry of the literature and art association of Hai Hung. In 1989, he moved to Berlin and gained the CON SON prize for literature research in 1991. Thế Dṻng founded the journal Dialog and was its editor until 1992. In 1993, he was included in the Berlin art funding program, and he has worked for the Kultur ist Plural e.V. since 1994. Thế Dṻng is a member of the literature and art association of Hai Hung, of the Vietnamese Writers Abroad Center and the PEN-Centre Germany. He publishes the bilingual Edition Vipen in Berlin, in which the majority of his work appears in German.
Unvollendete Liebesgeschichte: Novel. Trilce-Gesellschaft, Berlin 2000.
Unvollendeter Frühling. Selected poems. Horlemann, Bad Honnef 2003.
Fragen an sich selbst. Selected poems. Vipen & Trilce Editionen, Berlin 2003.
Der Traum von Orly. Novel. Horlemann, Bad Honnef 2010.
Der Sturm der vergangenen Nacht wird noch nicht der letzte sein. Selected poems. Horlemann, 2011.