Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen
Position title: Dorothy Draheim Professor of English
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Dorothy Draheim Professor of English, Director of MFA Program in Creative Writing (MFA: University of Michigan) is the author of the recent memoir Owner of a Lonely Heart (Scribner), a New York Times Editors’ Choice Pick, as well as three other books with Viking/Penguin: the memoir Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, the novel Short Girls, and the novel Pioneer Girl. She has received an American Book Award and a PEN/Jerard Award and her work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Time, and Best American Essays. Her work has also been featured in numerous university and community reads programs.
DEGREES AND INSTITUTIONS
MFA, University of Michigan
Fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, Asian American literature
Owner of a Lonely Heart, a collection of linked essays on refugee identity, music, parenthood, and ideas on Asian Americanness.
Fiction and creative nonfiction