Creative Writing Program – Visiting Writers Series – Phong Nguyen
October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Author Phong Nguyen will be giving a craft talk at 3 pm and a reading from his recent work, “Bronze Drum,” followed by a talk at 7 pm. Both events are free and will be livestreamed. (See link below to join virtually.)
Phong Nguyen is the author of three novels: Bronze Drum (Grand Central Publishing, 2022), Roundabout (Moon City Press, 2020), and The Adventures of Joe Harper (Outpost19, 2016), winner of the Prairie Heritage Book Award; and two short fiction collections: Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History (C&R Press, 2019) and Memory Sickness (Elixir Press, 2011), winner of the Elixir Press Fiction Award.
Along with Robert Olen Butler, he is the co-editor of The Best Peace Fiction: A Social Justice Anthology and with Dan Chaon, he is the co-editor of Nancy Hale: On the Life and Work of a Lost American Master.
His stories have been published in more than 50 national literary journals and anthologies, including Agni, Boulevard, North American Review, Massachusetts Review, and Ninth Letter. He teaches fiction-writing at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he lives with his wife, the artist Sarah Nguyen.