The New York Times Notable Book and the San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of the Year lists recognized Vu Tran’s first novel, Dragonfish. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Fellowship, and has also been a fellow at Bread Loaf, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the MacDowell Colony.
Born in Vietnam and raised in Oklahoma, he teaches at the University of Chicago, where he directs the fiction program.
The Stadler Center of Poetry and Literary Arts has a number of poetry and fiction readings slated for this year. For more information about the other programs offered, visit their events’ page here.