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Vu Tran's fiction has appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories, the Best American Mystery Stories, A Best of Fence, The Southern Review, Harvard Review, and other publications. He has received honors from Glimmer Train Stories and the Michigan Quarterly Review, and is a recipient of a 2009 Whiting Writers' Award and a 2011 Finalist Award for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise. Dragonfish is his first novel. Born in Vietnam and raised in Oklahoma, Vu received his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and his PhD from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a Glenn Schaeffer Fellow in Fiction at the Black Mountain Institute. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice in English and Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.
   Dragonfish (2015)
Vu Tran recommends
The Refugee Ocean (2023)
Pauls Toutonghi
"Like the artful music at the center of its overlapping plotlines, The Refugee Ocean is intricate, moving, and vitalizing--a powerful portrait of displaced characters seeking refuge in the unfamiliar and finding the perils and gifts of humanity that will connect them across culture and time."
Gangster Nation (2017)
(Gangsterland, book 2)
Tod Goldberg
"Gangsterland was compelling in every way, and in Gangster Nation, its sequel, Tod Goldberg has written an enthralling portrait of consequences--emotional, physical, moral, you name it. Amid all the expertly choreographed violence and intrigue is a moving, thought-provoking story about the fluid nature of identity, spirituality, and love. I enjoyed every page."

Anthologies containing stories by Vu Tran
The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 (2009)
(Best American Mystery Stories)
edited by
Jeffery Deaver and Otto Penzler

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