Vuong is the author of the best-selling Night Sky with Exit Wounds, which won the Whiting Award, was a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery award, and was a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, he has received honors from the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize.
Vuong's writings have been featured in The Atlantic, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Foreign Policy magazine selected Vuong as one of its 2016 100 Leading Global Thinkers, alongside Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki-Moon, and Warsan Shire, and he was also named by BuzzFeed Books as one of “32 Essential Asian American Writers.”
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Visiting Writers Series
The Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series at Butler University regularly hosts public readings and Q & A sessions with some of the most influential people in contemporary literature. Not only have authors like Toni Morrison, Billy Collins, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Gwendolyn Brooks, Nick Hornby, Margaret Atwood, Allen Ginsberg and Amy Tan shared their work with the Indianapolis community, but they have interacted directly with undergraduate and graduate students in Butler's English classes and MFA program.
Students can also choose to take a 300-level English course that features the work of authors in the Visiting Writers Series. Students in this course are invited to join English faculty in a private dinner given for each writer when he or she visits the campus as well as introduce the writers at the public readings.
The program is coordinated by the Department of English and offers an average of 12 events each year, all of which are free and open to Butler students as well as the Indianapolis community, making the Butler University Visiting Writers Series the largest and most comprehensive of its kind.
To make special arrangements for school groups, book clubs, and community organizations, call 317-940-9861.
The Visiting Writers Series appreciates the generous support of the NEH Ayres Fund and the Vivian S. Delbrook Fund.
Monday October 27:30 PMSchrott Center for the Arts