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Speaker Spotlight - Wayne Karlin

Wayne KarlinWayne Karlin

Professor, Languages and Literature Department

Wayne Karlin is a well-known writer who has written and edited books about the aftermath of the Vietnam War, as well as other subjects. In addition, he has edited three short fiction anthologies and has had short stories published in anthologies, magazines and literary journals. He received the Excellence in the Arts Award by the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). The VVA's previous Vietnam veteran recipients include Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Oscar and Emmy winners such as Robert Olen Butler, Philip Caputo, Tim O'Brien, Larry Heinemann, Oliver Stone, Lee Ermey and Dennis Franz. He has also won three individual artist awards in fiction from the State of Maryland, two Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the 1999 Paterson Prize in Fiction.

Mr. Karlin has a bachelor's degree from American College in Jerusalem, Israel and a master's degree in creative writing from Goddard College.

As an author, Mr. Karlin has given many reading and discussion sessions of his work at CSM, St. Mary's College, the U.S. Naval Academy, the University of Massachusetts and more.

Mr. Karlin offers the following topics:

  • Literature

  • Vietnam Literature

  • Trauma and Recovery after War

  • Acts of Reconciliation after War

  • Presentation on returning enemy documents as an act of reconciliation and healing

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