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Nam Le Nam Le i(A107748 works by)
Born: Established: 1979
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Vietnam,
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Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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Gender: Male
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1 The Scribes' Selection Peter Carey , Favel Parrett , Geraldine Brooks , Alex Miller , Steven Amsterdam , John Tranter , Helen Garner , Brenda Walker , Sophie Cunningham , Fiona McGregor , Richard Flanagan , Elliot Perlman , Nikki Gemmell , Thomas Keneally , Peggy Frew , Anson Cameron , Robert Adamson , Charlotte Wood , Robert Manne , Gig Ryan , Nam Le , Shane Maloney , Luke Davies , A. P. Riemer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 10 December 2011; (p. 28-31) The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 December 2011; (p. 30-33)
Australian writers and reviewers each nominate their best books of 2011. Some of the books listed are by Australian writers.
1 Rich Pickings Christos Tsiolkas , A. P. Riemer , Robert Adamson , Jon Bauer , Geraldine Brooks , Chris Wallace-Crabbe , Chris Womersley , Helen Garner , Alex Miller , Kate Holden , Brenda Walker , Steven Amsterdam , Nam Le , Peter Temple , M. J. Hyland , Andrea Goldsmith , Michael Sexton , Michael McGirr , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 December 2010; (p. 30-31)
Australian writers, together with Lloyd Jones and Colm Toibin, each nominate their favourite books of 2010. Some of the titles listed are by Australian authors.
1 All I Want ... Is a Book Brenda Walker , Nam Le , Christos Tsiolkas , Helen Garner , Jon Bauer , Alex Miller , Chris Wallace-Crabbe , Chris Womersley , Kate Holden , Steven Amsterdam , Peter Temple , M. J. Hyland , Andrea Goldsmith , Shane Maloney , Robert Adamson , Michael McGirr , Les Murray , Geraldine Brooks , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 11 December 2010; (p. 24-26)
Australian writers, together with Lloyd Jones and Colm Toibin, each nominate their favourite books of 2010. Some of the titles listed are by Australian authors.
1 A Monster in Our Midst Nam Le , 2009 extract short story (The Yarra)
— Appears in: The Age , 24 October 2009; (p. 14)
1 1 The Yarra Nam Le , 2009 single work short story
— Appears in: Brothers and Sisters 2009; (p. 187-228) The Best Australian Stories 2010 2010; (p. 113-141) Where There's Smoke : Outstanding Short Stories by Australian Men 2015;
1 Open Page : Nam Le Nam Le , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 314 2009; (p. 64)
1 1 The Boat Nam Le , 2008 single work short story
— Appears in: The Boat 2008; (p. 264-313) Conjunctions , Spring no. 50 2008;
1 1 Halflead Bay Nam Le , 2008 single work short story
— Appears in: The Boat 2008; (p. 106-185) The Australian Long Story 2009; (p. 451-532)
1 On the Spot : Nam Le, Writer Nam Le , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 December 2008; (p. 3)
1 Readings of Comfort and Joy Christos Tsiolkas , Steven Carroll , Geraldine Brooks , Helen Garner , Nam Le , Lisa Gorton , Don Watson , Matthew Condon , Alex Miller , Toni Jordan , Luke Davies , Dorothy Porter , Charlotte Wood , John Banville , Chris Wallace-Crabbe , Peter Temple , Robert Adamson , Peter Carey , Shane Maloney , Kevin Rabalais , Fiona Capp , Richard Flanagan , Kate Grenville , M. J. Hyland , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 December 2008; (p. 27-29)
The Age invites a number of Australian writers (and Canadian Lawrence Hill) to nominate 'their favourite literary encounters' of 2008. Some of the books nominated are Australian titles.
1 20s Nam Le , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 9 August 2008; (p. 12)
1 Once Upon a Lifetime Alexandra Adornetto , Nam Le , Chloe Hooper , Anna Funder , Steven Carroll , Robert Dessaix , Alex Miller , 2008 sequence column
— Appears in: The Age , 9 August 2008; (p. 12-13)
'Writers grow old, alone at their desk, wrestling with tales that cry out to be told.... seven participants [in the 2008 Melbourne Writers Festival] trace the seven ages of storytelling.' (Editor's abstract)
13 71 y separately published work icon The Boat Nam Le , Camberwell : Hamish Hamilton , 2008 Z1495449 2008 selected work short story (taught in 42 units)

'In the magnificent opening story, "Love and Honor and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice," a young writer is urged by his friends to mine his father's experiences in Vietnam - and what seems at first a satire on turning one's life into literary commerce becomes a transcendent exploration of homeland, and the ties between father and son. "Cartagena" provides a visceral glimpse of life in Colombia as it enters the mind of a fourteen-year-old hit man facing the ultimate test. In "Meeting Elise" an ageing New York painter mourns his body's decline as he prepares to meet his daughter on the eve of her Carnegie Hall debut. And with graceful symmetry, the final, title story returns to Vietnam, to a fishing trawler crowded with refugees where a young woman's bond with a mother and her small son forces both women to a shattering decision.' (From the author's website.)

1 Tehran Calling Nam Le , 2007 single work short story
— Appears in: Five Chapters 2007; The Boat 2008; (p. 204-263)
1 Hiroshima Nam Le , 2007 single work short story
— Appears in: Harvard Review , Spring no. 32 2007; The Boat 2008; (p. 186-203)

A young girl in war-time Hiroshima tries to repress her loneliness and longing for her family by clinging to nationalist propaganda.

1 2 Meeting Elise Nam Le , Nam Le , 2007 single work short story
— Appears in: One Story , May no. 93 2007; The Boat 2008; (p. 76-105) The Best Australian Stories 2008 2008; (p. 259-280)
1 Cartagena Nam Le , 2006 single work short story
— Appears in: A Public Space , no. 2 2006; Pushcart Prize XXXII : Best of the Small Presses, 2008 2007; The Boat 2008; (p. 31-75) Wordlines : Contemporary Australian Writing 2010; (p. 1-49)
2 1 Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice Nam Le , 2006 single work short story
— Appears in: Zoetrope : All Story , 2006 vol. 10 no. 2 2006; Overland , Winter no. 187 2007; (p. 47-57) The Best Australian Stories 2007 2007; (p. 213-234) The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007 2007; The Boat 2008; (p. 1-30) The Perfume River : An Anthology of Writing from Vietnam 2010; (p. 5-30)

'A young Vietnamese-Australian named Nam, in his final year at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop, is trying to find his voice on the page. When his father, a man with a painful past, comes to visit, Nam's writing and sense of self are both deeply changed.

'Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice is a deeply moving story of identity, family and the wellsprings of creativity, from Nam Le's multi-award-winning collection The Boat.' (From the publisher's website, 2012 Penguin publication.)

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