Fiction writer Phong Nguyen will read for the Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 pm in the Yang Family University Art Gallery. A Q&A and book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
Phong Nguyen is the author of five books: Memory Sickness (winner of the Elixir Press Fiction Award), Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History, Adventures of Joe Harper (winner of the Prairie Heritage Book Award), Roundabout (a Missouri Authors Series selection) and most recently, Bronze Drum—named one of NPR’s Best Books of the Year in 2022 and featured or reviewed favorably in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and many other newspapers and journals. He currently serves as the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Missouri, where he teaches fiction writing.