We’re excited to announce that award-winning writer (and One Story author) Nam Le will be joining us as at Sirenland for a day or two. He’ll be giving a reading and you’ll all get a chance to meet him and talk books. Here’s a great interview with him from The New York Times to help you get acquainted.
Nam Le was born in Vietnam and raised in Australia. He has received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the Melbourne Prize for Literature (Best Writing Award), the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Book of the Year, the UTS Glenda Adams Award, the Steele Rudd Award, the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, a U.S. National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Fiction Selection, as well as other awards and shortlistings. He has received fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Phillips Exeter Academy, and the University of East Anglia. His fiction has appeared in venues including Zoetrope, A Public Space, Conjunctions, One Story, NPR’s Selected Shorts, Prospect Magazine, and has been widely anthologised. He is the fiction editor of the Harvard Review. To find out more, you can visit his website.