VI KHI NAO

November 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Vi Khi Nao will read from her new novel from Coffee House Press, Fish in Exile. Viet Thanh Nguyen says, “Vi Khi Nao takes on a domestic story of losing one’s children and elevates it to Greek tragedy. Refusing sentimentality and realism, she shows how personal devastation can feel, to the sufferer, as powerful and enduring as myth.”

Vi Khi Nao was born in Long Khanh, Vietnam. Her work includes poetry, fiction, film and cross-genre collaboration. Her poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, was the winner of 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University.