Vu Tran
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7pm

About Vu Tran
Black Mountain Institute welcomes 2006 PhD graduate Vu Tran as part of the Alumni Reading Series. His debut novel, Dragonfish, recently published by W.W. Norton, tracks the descent of an Oakland cop into the Las Vegas underworld in search of his estranged Vietnamese wife. Dragonfish has been hailed as a thrilling literary noir, and novelist Tim O’Brien calls it a "spellbinding debut [that] had me turning pages late into the night." Born in Saigon and raised in Oklahoma, Vu Tran earned his MFA at the Iowa Writers' Workshop before attending UNLV. He is a recipient of the prestigious Whiting Award, and his work has appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories and Best American Mystery Stories. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago.

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