Come join Wayne Karlin and Eric Henry for a discussion, and an account by each of how they first came to know Trần Văn Thủy.
Wayne Karlin is a United States Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War and a professor emeritus of Languages and Literatures in the College of Southern Maryland. He is the author of seven novels and three nonfiction books. He is also the editor of a series of translated novels and short story collections by Vietnamese authors. Several of his books have been published abroad in Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian and Vietnamese translations. He is the recipient of several Maryland State Arts Council Awards for Fiction, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Paterson Fiction Prize, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Arts Award.
Eric Henry served in the U. S. Army in Vietnam. He is a former senior lecturer in Chinese and Vietnamese literature in the Asian Studies Department of UNC-Chapel Hill. He is the author of a book on classical Chinese drama and many articles and essays on Chinese and Vietnamese subjects. He is the translator of a four-volume set of memoirs by Phạm Duy, Vietnam’s premier popular song writer, as well as a couple of ancient Chinese anthologies of historical narrative.