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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bich Ming Nguyen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1974 in Saigon, Viet Nam


Illinois Connection

Nguyen lives in Chicago and West Lafayette, Indiana with her husband Porter Shreve, also a novelist.

Biographical and Professional Information

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''Stealing Buddah's Dinner'' won a PEN/Jerard Award from the PEN American Center and was named a Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2007, a Kiriyama Prize Notable Book, an Asian American Literature Award finalist, and a BookSense pick.