Visiting Writers Program Presents: Vu Tran author of Dragonfish

The Department of English Visiting Writers Program will be hosting Vu Tran on Thursday, October 29 at 6 pm  in the Richardson Library Room 115. He will be reading from his debut novel Dragonfish.

Vu Tran was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1975 and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Tulsa with an MA, from the Iowa Writers Workshop with an MFA, and from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a Glenn Schaeffer Fellow in Fiction with a Ph.D. His work has appeared in the Southern Review, Glimmer Train Stories, Harvard Review, Fence Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, Nimrod, Interim, and Antioch Review. He currently teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago.

Follow these links for Vu Tan’s NPR interview and the novel’s review in The New York Timesor check out his piece “Vespertine”.

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