Plan II Honors

Joynes Reading Room Event: Nam Le

Author of the Prize-Winning Story Collection, The Boat

Tue, September 8, 2009 | The Joynes Reading Room, CRD 007

7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

 

 

“It’s a precept all writers have heard: write what you know. Nam Le, a Vietnam-born corporate attorney raised in Australia, did just the opposite, doing copious research and penning fictional stories about adolescents in Colombia or another tale set in the days before an atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima. The result is a collection called The Boat, which is garnering the kind of praise usually reserved for established literary heavyweights.”—The New York Times

 

"You may never have heard of Nam Le, but with the publication of his first collection of short stories, The Boat, you can expect to hear much more about him in the future. ... Not yet 30, he is already an extraordinarily accomplished and sophisticated writer.”  — San Francisco Chronicle

 

Enter the Joynes Reading Room through the east doors, off the Honors Quad, near the statue of Diana

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English

Sponsored by: Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English

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