“To be beautiful from birth to death is still to be beautiful only briefly.” Author Ocean Vuong talks to NPT host Mary Laura Philpott about On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous on Nashville Public Television’s, A Word on Words.

Ocean Vuong recommends:

Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
For The Time Being by Annie Dillard
Reality Hunger by David Shields

Ocean Vuong is reading:

The Collected Stories by Amy Hempel
A Stranger’s Journey by David Mura
Selected Essays of Montaigne by Michel de Montaigne
Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer

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