Home town talent - Phong Nguyen

At last year’s festival author Phong Nguyen moderated the “Once Upon A Time” panel on historical fiction. Since then he has moved to Columbia and now serves as the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Missouri. We’re delighted to welcome him back to Unbound in April, this time as one of our featured authors.

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Phong is the author of a novel, The Adventures of Joe Harper (Outpost19, 2016), and two story collections: Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History (Queens Ferry Press, 2014) and Memory Sickness and Other Stories (Elixir Press, 2011), winner of the Elixir Press Prize for Fiction. His individual stories have appeared in more than 50 national literary journals, including Agni, Boulevard, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, Massachusetts Review, North American Review, and Ninth Letter.

He lives Columbia with his wife (visual artist Sarah Nguyen) and their three children.