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Nam Le

Nam Le
Nam Le was born in Vietnam and educated in Melbourne. His debut collection of short stories, The Boat, was published in June by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books. The Boat has also been bought by Knopf US and Canongate UK. He received the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award. Le is currently the fiction editor at The Harvard Review and has published work in Overland, Zoetrope, A Public Space, Conjunctions, and NPR's Selected Shorts, and been anthologized in The Best Australian Stories 2007, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007, Best New American Voices 2009, and The Pushcart Prize 2008.

Nam Le will be appearing:

Perpendicular pronoun practioners discuss mining the personal SOLD OUT
Writing talent is a stream that replenishes itself. Sometimes, though, it needs the help of diviners.

Nam Le's The Boat is making waves.