Humanist readers often read nonfiction—be it the hard science or social science or philosophy. But what about fiction? From atheist and humanist representation in fiction to what the term “humanist fiction” could possibly mean, this Speaking of Humanism session will explore the importance of fiction in the humanist community and why humanists should read fiction.
Eric Nguyen earned an MFA in Creative Writing from McNeese State University in Louisiana. He has been awarded fellowships from Lambda Literary, Voices of Our Nation Arts (VONA), and the Tin House Writers Workshop. He is the editor in chief of diaCRITICS.org and author of Things We Lost to the Water. Nguyen also previously worked as grassroots coordinator of the American Humanist Association. Follow Eric Nguyen on Twitter & Instagram at @ericnguyenisok.