Portrait of Nam Le

Nam Le

Nam Le is a multi-award winning author for his first book, The Boat.

The Boat, received the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award, Melbourne Prize (Best Writing Award), Dylan Thomas Prize, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and PEN/Malamud Award, among other honours.

It was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and Editor’s Choice, the best debut of 2008 by the Australian Book Review and New York Magazine, and a book of the year by the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian, Herald Sun, Monthly, and numerous sources around the world. The Boat has been translated into thirteen languages and its stories widely anthologised. Le is the fiction editor of the Harvard Review.