Posted on 06/21/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When we do roundup posts, like yesterday's summer reading lists, we try to make sure there’s variation among them.

It’s tough to avoid all repeat selections, though, which is actually a good thing — that means a particular book must truly be a must-read for whatever occasion.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous was one of those frequent inclusions on summer lists, so it seemed important to share a recent NPR interview its author did.

Ocean Vuong has won awards for his poetry, and Earth is his debut novel. He discusses meaningful passages from it and how it resembles — yet differs — from his own family’s immigrant experience with Weekend Edition’s Scott Simon.

You can listen below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

Tagged As: Author interview, NPR

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