Bich Ming Nguyen
Born: 1974 in Saigon, Viet Nam
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Nguyen lives in Chicago and West Lafayette, Indiana with her husband Porter Shreve, also a novelist. Biography:
''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.
Bich Ming Nguyen on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bich++ming+nguyen
|Short girls :
ISBN: 0670020818 OCLC: 276819718 Viking, New York : 2009. Two estranged Vietnamese sisters, each wrestling with their own lives, careers, and romances, are reunited at their father's American citizenship party, and forge a new relationship.
|Stealing Buddha's dinner :
ISBN: 0670038326 OCLC: 71237477 Viking, New York : 2007. A coming-of-age memoir by a Vietnamese American recounts her struggles for an American identity in the pre-politically correct climate of the Midwest and her passion for American food in the face of her family's Buddhist lifestyle.