Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen

Professor

bnguyen9@wisc.edu

6195 Helen C White

Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen is the author of the memoir Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, the novel Short Girls, and the novel Pioneer Girl, all published by Viking Penguin. Her work has received honors including an American Book Award and a PEN/Jerard Award, and has been featured in numerous anthologies, journals, and university and community reads programs. She also leads workshops and craft talks at conferences including Kundiman, VONA/Voices, Aspen Summer Words, and Port Townsend.

DEGREES AND INSTITUTIONS

MFA, University of Michigan

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, Asian American literature

CURRENT PROJECTS

Owner of a Lonely Heart, a collection of linked essays on refugee identity, music, parenthood, and ideas on Asian Americanness.

TEACHING

Fiction and creative nonfiction