Acclaimed fiction writer, editor and teacher Phong Nguyen will read from his new collection of short stories at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on Thursday, April 12.
The reading will take place at 7 p.m. in Reeve Union Ballroom A. A question and answer session will follow the reading.
The book, Memory Sickness, which takes its name from the title story in which a young Vietnamese American is reminded while sitting in an American classroom of the horrors of war he’s already experienced during his young life. William Giraldi notes: “Dead-on in its depiction of modern malaise, Memory Sickness will burn in your own memory forever, assuring you of the sickness we are.”
Phong Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Central Missouri, where he teaches fiction writing and edits the journal Pleiades. His stories have been published in various literary journals including Agni, Boulevard, Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, North American Review, and Massachusetts Review. He lives in Warrensburg with his wife – the artist Sarah Nguyen – and their three children.
For more information regarding this reading, contact Stephen McCabe.
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