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The Boat

In conversation with author Marisa Silver
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Episode Summary
In his first book, Le writes stunningly inventive stories that take us from the slums of Columbia to the streets of Tehran; from a tiny fishing village in Australia to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea.

Participant(s) Bio
Nam Le was born in Vietnam and raised in Australia. He is the recipient of many awards including the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, and a U.S. National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Fiction Selection. His fiction has appeared in venues including Zoetrope, NPR's Selected Shorts, Prospect Magazine, and has been widely anthologized. He is the fiction editor of the Harvard Review.