Larry Heinemann

Larry Heinemann

Larry Heinemann was born and raised in Chicago. His award-winning first novel, "Close Quarters", has been called the seminal work to come out of the war in Vietnam. "Paco's Story", his second novel, received the National Book Award for fiction and the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award for fiction, among other honors. "Cooler by the Lake", a Chicago novel, was published 1992. "Black Virgin Mountain: A Return to Vietnam", a memoir and the third book in what Mr. Heinemann refers to as his accidental Vietnam trilogy, was published in 2005.

In 2010 "Paco's Story" was published by the Womens Publishing House (Hanoi), translated by Pham Anh Tuan with an introduction by celebrated author Bao Ninh; "Chuyen Cau Paco" is the first American-written war novel to be published in Vietnam.

Mr. Heinemann's short stories and non-fiction have appeared in a variety of publications both here and overseas, and numerous anthologies including "Humor Me", "The Other Side of Heaven", "Writing Between the Lines", "Vietnam Anthology", "Best of the Tri-Quarterly", "Lesebuch der Wilden Manner" (Germany), and "The Vintage Book of War Stories". His fiction has been translated into Dutch, German, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

He has received literature fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation,and the Fulbright Scholarship Program. Mr. Heinemann is the Writer in Residence at Texas A&M University.

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