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Nghi Vo

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Nghi Vo was born in central Illinois, and she retains a healthy respect of and love for corn mazes, scarecrows, and fifty-year floods. These days, she lives on the shores of Lake Michigan, which is less a lake than an inland sea that she is sure is just biding its time.

Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, PodCastle, Lightspeed, and Fireside. Her short story, "Neither Witch nor Fairy" made the 2014 Tiptree Award Honor List. Nghi mostly writes about food, death, and family, but sometimes detours into blood, love, and rhetoric. She believes in the ritual of lipstick, the power of stories, and the right to change your mind.

Genres: Fantasy, Horror
New and upcoming books
December 2023

On the Fox Roads
   The Chosen and the Beautiful (2021)
   Siren Queen (2022)
Novellas and Short Stories
   On the Fox Roads (2023)
Series contributed to
Nghi Vo recommends
Breakable Things (2022)
Cassandra Khaw
"Khaw takes the familiar and gives it a vicious cutting edge. Breakable Things is haunting, and in the best way, sneaky. It gets inside you, and when you least expect it, it strikes, leaving you bloodied on the floor unsure if you're laughing or crying."

Anthologies containing stories by Nghi Vo
New Suns 2 (2023)
Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color
(New Suns, book 2)
edited by
Nisi Shawl
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Volume One (2020)
(Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, book 1)
edited by
Paula Guran
The Future Embodied (2014)
Evolution of the Human Body
edited by
Jason Andrew, Mae Empson and Sarah Pinsker
Long Hidden (2014)
Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History
edited by
Rose Fox and Daniel José Older

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