Ocean Vuong

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‘What the hell is an HSC exam?’ Poet Ocean Vuong pokes fun at perplexed Australian students
Renowned author shares Instagram messages from year 12 students who complained about his ‘confusing’ text in English exam

Janine Israel

11, Nov, 2021 @1:27 AM

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Men have had the vulnerability bashed out of them. We need to learn how to love | Rick Morton
Rick Morton learned early that weakness was ‘gay’, and that only women asked for help. In this edited extract from his new book, he writes about the trap of masculinity – and how to be free of it

Rick Morton

16, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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'You'll have to die to get these texts': Ocean Vuong’s next manuscript to be unveiled in 2114
Vietnamese-American author and poet joins Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Karl Ove Knausgård to lock away work in Norway to be published in 94 years’ time

Sian Cain

19, Aug, 2020 @8:53 AM

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$625,000 'genius grants' go to Ocean Vuong and six other writers
The MacArthur Foundation honours, which encourage winners to ‘continue to innovate’, also won by Valeria Luiselli, Lynda Berry and Emily Wilson

Alison Flood

25, Sep, 2019 @2:04 PM

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US writers recall their migrant journeys in protest at asylum seekers' treatment
Khaled Hosseini, Ocean Vuong and Neil Gaiman among leading authors to sign a letter to the US Congress, urging action to remedy ‘atrocious conditions’

Alison Flood

30, Jul, 2019 @11:48 AM

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Summer reading: booksellers recommend…
Staff at four award-winning independent bookshops tell us what they’ll be packing for their holidays

14, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong review – portrait of the artist as a teenager
A Vietnamese-American poet’s debut mines his extraordinary family story with passion and beauty

Tessa Hadley

14, Jun, 2019 @6:29 AM

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Ocean Vuong: ‘As a child I would ask: What’s napalm?’
How did a Vietnamese refugee come to write what many are hailing as the great American novel?

Emma Brockes

09, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Édouard Louis: ‘We didn’t reject literature – it rejected us’
The enfant terrible of French writing talks about the violence perpetrated by the political system on the working class

Kim Willsher

08, Jun, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Fatima Bhutto: ‘David Foster Wallace on David Lynch is pretty funny’
The novelist on admiring Maggie Nelson and Rachel Kushner, and being irritated by William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

Fatima Bhutto

26, Apr, 2019 @8:59 AM

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25 spring culture highlights
Bridget Riley in Scotland, the return of Killing Eve, the Spice Girls on tour… our critics preview the new season in the arts

Susannah Clapp, Sarah Crompton, Laura Cumming, Kitty Empire, Michael Hogan, Wendy Ide, Kate Kellaway, Guy Lodge, Fiona Maddocks

07, Apr, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Max Porter: ‘I love slang, I love hip-hop. I love the proper use of language’
The author of Grief Is the Thing With Feathers on writing his second novel, wrangling with Brexit and subverting the missing-child genre

Lisa Allardice

22, Feb, 2019 @11:58 AM

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