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Vu Tran

Vu Tran’s first novel, Dragonfish (Norton, 2016), was a NY Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of the Year. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Fellowship, and his short fiction has appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007, The Best American Mystery Stories 2009, and other publications. He is currently a criticism columnist for the Virginia Quarterly Review and an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts at the University of Chicago.

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<em>Transcription</em>. By Kate Atkinson. Little, Brown, 2018. 352p. HB, $28</p>

War and Peace and Nostalgia

Fall 2018 | Criticism

Historical fiction—our most inclusive of literary genres—is, by definition, fiction set in the past, typically a bygone era with which we and the writer likely have no lived familiarity. Fascinating period details abound and sometimes notable f [...]