NPR stories about Nam Le
The stories in Nam Le's debut collection feature a remarkable variety of voices and tones, with characters ranging from a fourteen-year-old hit man in Columbia to an aging New York painter preparing to see his daughter's debut in Carnegie Hall.
Nam Le's The Boat is a collection of short stories loosely based on Le's own experience as a writer. The book takes the reader from the South China Sea to Bogota to Tehran and Beyond. He talks with Guy Raz about writing from experience and creating fiction through research.