Phong Nguyen is a writer of historical fiction (Bronze Drum), experimental fiction (Roundabout: an Improvisational Fiction), spinoffs (The Adventures of Joe Harper), alternate history (Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History), dirty realism (Memory Sickness), and more.
Phong Nguyen teaches fiction-writing at the University of Missouri, where he is the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing. He has edited volumes including Nancy Hale: On the Life and Work of a Lost American Master and Best Peace Fiction: A Social Justice Anthology.
Phong Nguyen grew up in Hightstown, New Jersey and has lived in nine different U.S. states, though he has called Missouri home for the last 15 years. He alternates summers traveling abroad and teaching for the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.