Did you discuss a lot of different possibilities, or did you settle on Halley pretty quickly?
I just think that the idea of calling a baby girl “Hal” is adorable.
In response to the resurgence of nationalism and neo-isolationism, PEN World Voices – the only American international literary festival – will create a crucial platform for writers and intellectuals from around the globe to debate how to confront the barriers and virulent backlash that jeopardize the rights of women, LGBTQ and other populations at risk.
“PEN America launched the World Voices Festival after 9/11 at a moment when the U. was becoming cut off from the rest of the globe,” said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN America.
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The idea of Howard being the father of a girl is pretty inherently funny.
For the first time this year, the 2017 Festival’s programming will reflect the vision of a diverse team of curators to explore the breadth of gender and power in all its dimensions.
We talked about it for a while and we sort of wound our way toward, “Well, what would be some science and space-related names that might work?
In Nothing Ever Dies, Nguyen has written a powerful meditation on the manner in which memories are produced, cultivated, even empowered and subdued, but Vietnam is only one vehicle to document these memory-making (and unmaking) processes.
If all we take away from the book is a greater understanding of how Vietnam is alternately remembered or forgotten, surely we have missed Nguyen’s most potent lesson.
Beyond the Vietnam War itself (known to the Vietnamese as the American War), the book asks us to look honestly at how we represent war, both how we remember it and what we choose (consciously or unconsciously) to forget in making those memories.
Nguyen doesn’t write to excoriate the memory-makers, their industry, or even those “passively” (debatably so) taking part in the industry of memory.