This Week @ Temple: POETS & WRITERS series

August 20, 2009

Author Linh Dinh will read from his work at Temple University Center City Campus 1515 Market Street, Room 222 Thursday, September 3, 2009 – 8:00 P.M.

Dinh was born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1963. He came to the US in 1975 and

Linh Đinh (born 1963) is a bilingual poet, fiction writer, essayist and translator will read his work during the Poets & Writers series

Linh Đinh (born 1963) is a bilingual poet, fiction writer, essayist and translator will read his work during the Poets & Writers series

has lived in Italy and England. He is the author of two collections of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004; chosen by the Village Voice as one of the best books of its year), four books of poems, All Around What Empties Out (2003), American Tatts (2005), Borderless Bodies (2006) and Jam Alerts (2007), with a novel, Love Like Hate, scheduled for release in 2009 from Seven Stories Press. His work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, 2004, 2007 and Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present.

He is the editor of the anthologies Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (1996) and Three Vietnamese Poets (2001), and is the translator of Night, Fish and Charlie Parker and the poetry of Phan Nhien Hao (2006). His work has been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Icelandic and Finnish, and he has read all over the US, as well as London, Cambridge, Paris, Berlin and Reykjavik. He has also published widely in Vietnamese.

The event is free and open to the public.

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