The official website of Nam Le, author of the debut collection of short stories, THE BOAT.
 
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"Wonderful stories that snarl and pant across our crazed world ... An extraordinary performance. Nam Le is a heartbreaker, not easily forgotten." — Junot Díaz
"The Boat will be read for as long as people read books. Its vision and its power are timeless." — Mary Gaitskill
"A really once-in-a-lifetime book." — Richard Ford
"The Boat is tremendous, challenging and ambitious, worthy of the same shelf that holds Dubliners and The Things They Carried." — Charles D'Ambrosio
"A breathtakingly assured collection of stories — powerful, moving, unsparingly honest ... A tremendous debut." — William Boyd
"Stories of leaping power and the most breathtaking grace and intimacy." — Helen Garner
"From the very first page of The Boat, Nam Le’s extraordinary talent, range of vision, and moral courage make the reader sit up and take notice." — John Burnham Schwartz
"A brilliant heart has conceived and written these gripping narratives." — Andrew Solomon
"In the first story of this fine collection, Nam Le has already demonstrated the kind of courage and directness it takes most writers years to achieve." — Adam Haslett
"Nam Le writes with a rare blend of courage and beauty." — Chris Offutt
Photo by Clifford Ross.

 

Photograph Clifford Ross