Topics

Literature

Me, My Shelf and I: Vu Tran

Me, My Shelf and I: Vu Tran

In Vu Tran's Hyde Park home, the writing is on the wall — or, more precisely, the writers: neat rows of black-and-white photos featuring literary heavyweights. There's Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison and Flannery O'Connor... "All writers I love,” explains the University of Chicago professor. An accomplished fiction writer himself (“I never wanted to be anything else”), Tran is refreshingly candid about his influences. "I went from wanting to be William Faulkner to aping Marquez to (emulating) the quietly experimental Alice Munro," he says, pulling out one game-changing book after another: "The Secret...

Loading