Leslie Jamison and Nam Le: Forms of Life

Acclaimed authors and close friends Leslie Jamison (Splinters) and Nam Le (36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem) compare their genre-switching bodies of work, in conversation with Sophie Black.  


11 May 15:00
The Capitol
Access: Wheelchair
Two of the most perceptive storytellers of our time, Leslie Jamison (The RecoveringThe Empathy Exams) and Nam Le (The Boat) became close friends after meeting at the storied Iowa Writers’ Workshop many years ago. 

In a fascinating conversation about their crafts, they come together with Sophie Black to compare genre-switching bodies of work that range from poetry to memoir and fiction in their search for truths about family, society, memory and identity. 

Le’s newest release is the form-shattering and exquisitely crafted 36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem, while Jamison returns with the blazing memoir Splinters, which explores finding joy when haunted by loss.  

Thank you to United States Consulate Melbourne for supporting the appearances of US authors at MWF.


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Leslie Jamison and Nam Le: Forms of Life