Ocean Vuong shares stories behind 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'

Ocean Vuong, bestselling author of "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," talks about writing and inspiration with the L.A. Times Book Club. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-28 22:54:54 UTC ]
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Newsletter: Book club begins 2020 with Ocean Vuong's 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'

The L.A. Times Book Club's 2020 selections include "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous" and "American Dirt." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-21 16:00:22 UTC ]
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L.A. Times Book Club's next read is Ocean Vuong's 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'

L.A. Times Book Club's 2020 lineup also includes 'American Dirt' and 'From Our Land to Our Land.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-20 15:00:03 UTC ]
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Ocean Vuong’s ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ animates the visceral beauty of youth

Ocean Vuong’s “Night Sky With Exit Wounds” was a work of unique brilliance that accomplished something else extraordinarily rare for a poetry collection: In addition to winning both the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry and the Whiting Award, the 2016 book sold well. His debut novel, “On Earth... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-05-31 17:05:00 UTC ]
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Dr. Ruha Benjamin and Ocean Vuong have won the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize.

Earlier this morning, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced the winners of the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for nonfiction and fiction/poetry. The Award, one of the few major literary prizes from a public library system, comes with a $5,000 purse. Previous winners include... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-23 17:59:11 UTC ]
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Five Japanese Authors Share Their Favorite Murakami Short Stories

This past weekend in Japan, Haruki Murakami released his new story collection Ichininshō Tansū (The First Person Singular). The collection comprises eight stories, seven of which were first published in the literary magazine Bungakukai between summer 2018 and winter 2020. Many of these... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-20 08:49:52 UTC ]
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Walter Thompson-Hernández shares stories of 'The Compton Cowboys'

"The Compton Cowboys" author Walter Thompson-Hernández joins the Los Angeles Times Book Club for a virtual meetup. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-06-25 00:57:14 UTC ]
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Hotels Share Favorite Travel Stories for World Book Day: Critical Linking, April 23, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-23 10:30:24 UTC ]
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South Carolina Bookstore Shares Story of Reopening

Fiction Addiction in Greenville, S.C., has re-opened after the state government gave permission; shoppers are limited to four at a time. "My concern was less for my own health than the health of the store," said owner Jill Hendrix. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Day smashes Share a Million Stories target

World Book Day smashed its Share a Million Stories target within 24 hours of the event, with 1,218,230 stories shared by Friday 9th March. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-11 08:50:21 UTC ]
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When everything changed: Novelist Ocean Vuong reflects on a year of intense highs and lows

Ocean Vuong, bestselling author of "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," joins the L.A. Times Book Club on Jan. 27. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-09 00:57:08 UTC ]
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Ocean Vuong (and his mom) steal the show at the second biannual Asian American Literature Festival.

All photos courtesy of Hannah Colen. Held in Washington D.C., the Second-Annual Asian American Literature Festival took place this year at multiple locations including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Galleries, and kicked off at Franklin Park down the street from the Eaton... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-05 16:16:47 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean and readers share library stories at L.A. Times Book Club launch

In her research for "The Library Book," Susan Orlean was surprised to learn how many people call the Los Angeles Library on a daily basis with outlandish questions. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-26 21:09:36 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean and readers share library stories at L.A. Times Book Club launch

In her research for “The Library Book,” Susan Orlean was surprised to learn how many people call the Los Angeles Library on a daily basis with outlandish questions. Some people want help cheating on crossword puzzles. Others have more personal queries. “There is a guy who calls the library... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-26 20:35:00 UTC ]
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Ocean Vuong’s Debut Novel Is a Cascading Meditation on Generational Trauma

Ocean Vuong reads from his stunning debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2019-06-14 12:00:01 UTC ]
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English translations of Armenian memoirs share diaspora stories with a new generation

In the spring of 1915, college student Hagop Abadjian left school to escape conscription into the Ottoman military and embarked on a journey that led him back to Musa Dagh, the mountain in Turkey that was his home. A half-century later, Hagop recounted this trek over seven pages typewritten in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cressida Cowell backs call to share a story for World Book Day

Author Cressida Cowell is backing Book Aid International calls for schools to share a story and change a life on World Book Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Have you ever read a pirated book or been affected by piracy? Share your stories

We’d like to hear from people who have downloaded books illegally and those affected by book piracyAccording to the Intellectual Property Office’s latest study of online copyright infringement, 17% of ebooks read online are now pirated – around 4m books. While stereotypes persist that young... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Piers Torday | 'Reading, writing, telling and sharing stories are the building blocks of humanity and civilisation'

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe had a lasting impression on author Piers Torday—so much so, that his latest book is loosely based on the classic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharing Stories Wherever Readers Are: Chicken Soup for the Soul in 2018

The beloved brand has been reimagined as a multiplatform media juggernaut with the classic real-life story at its core. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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