Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, was published by Penguin Press in June 2019. He is also the author of the poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, his honors include fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize. He received his MFA from the NYU Creative Writing Program. Vuong is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss. Co-sponsored with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Doors open at 6:30. Please note that capacity is limited. The event will be livestreamed on the NYU Creative Writing Program Facebook page for those who are not able to attend.