Posts Tagged: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Notable San Francisco: 6/6–6/12

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Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!

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What Is Vibrant and Hidden: A Conversation with Jenny Boully

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Jenny Boully discusses her new book, Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, construction of voice, occupying liminal spaces, and editing with sincerity.

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Notable Los Angeles: 4/23–4/29

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Twin Cities: 11/12–11/18

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Literary events and readings in and around the Twin Cities this week!

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Wisdom Is a Double-Edged Sword: Talking with Jay Baron Nicorvo

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Jay Baron Nicorvo discusses his debut novel, The Standard Grand, how easy it is for civilians to forget about soldiers and veterans, and his longstanding love of animals.

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What to Read When You Are Surrounded by Spies

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Here, in one handy list, are a few of our favorite spy novels. Watch your back!

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The Rumpus Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

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Viet Than Nguyen discusses his story collection The Refugees, growing up in a Vietnamese community in San Jose in the 1980s, and the power of secondhand memories.

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Notable Los Angeles: 2/6–2/12

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Monday 2/6: Len Vlahos presents Life in a Fishbowl and Leah Thomas presents Nowhere Near You. 6:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Greg Palast discusses and signs The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Tuesday 2/7: Greyson Bryan discusses and signs Big: Beginnings. 7 p.m. […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Great Elk

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For a moment, seeing the small figures walking before the elk makes me think that white people know the Great Elk too.

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The Rumpus Interview with Leland Cheuk

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Leland Cheuk discusses his novel The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong, dark humor, cancer, morally corrupt characters, and his mother.

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One of the Crowd

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12,000 members of the literary community/industry gathered in LA for AWP last week. Viet Thanh Nguyen considers the writer’s sometimes conflicting needs for audience, privacy, and the tribe. He writes of his own process preparing for a readership, “The constant reworking of sentence and narrative through writing short stories was my version of rubbing two sticks […]

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Greatest Hits of the Heart

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Patience. Curiosity. Repetition. Looking again and again. Not imposing a story line. Letting composition emerge through pattern, rhythm, shape, sound, movement. Occasionally … you hit upon a moment of grace. You can’t plan for it. You just have to practice enough so that you’re ready when it comes. The Atlantic has compiled a list of […]

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Debut Novelists and the Books That Shaped Them

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Lit Hub asked the seven first-time novelists shortlisted for the 2015 Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize what book inspired them to become the authors they are today. Sophie McManus says, I was ten and reading A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin when the understanding that I’d make my life with books […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

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Author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his debut novel, The Sympathizer, new ways of looking at the Vietnam War, and how to blend important ideas with entertainment.

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