Lê Lựu (Khoái Châu, 12 December 1942) is a Vietnamese writer specializing in novels and short stories. He has been a member of the Vietnam Writers Association since 1974. He is currently director of the Culture and Entrepreneurs Centre in Hanoi.
His best known novel is Thời xa vắng. This was filmed by director Hồ Quang Minh, Le temps révolu, and released to the public in 2004 with music by Đặng Hữu Phúc.
- vi:Thời xa vắng ("Time gone by," French "Le temps révolu,") 1986
- Sóng ở đáy sông, 1994
- Chuyện làng Cuội, 1991
- vi:Người cầm súng, 1970
- Mở rừng, 1976
- Truyện ngắn Lê Lựu, 2003
- David Wee Hock Koh, Wards of Hanoi Institute of Southeast Asian Studies - 2006 "For other sources of this deeply-ingrained Vietnamese cultural trait, see the novel by Lê Lựu, Thời xa vắng, 4th ed.
- Patricia Herbert, Anthony Crothers Milner South-East Asia: Languages and Literatures : a Select Guide 1989- Page 87 "The leading novelist today is Le Luu whose recent novel, Thoi xa vang (Time gone by) about a Vietnamese soldier's difficulties on returning to his North Vietnamese village, sets a new personal and critical style."