Bich Ming Nguyen

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General Information

Name: Bich Ming Nguyen

Pen Name: None

Genres: 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

  • Stealing Buddha's Dinner , Viking, 2007
  • Short Girls: A Novel, Viking Adult, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir

ISBN: 0670038326
Release Date: 2007-02-01

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Short Girls: A Novel

ISBN: 0670020818
Release Date: 2009-07-23

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Literary Awards

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.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact:

Jacqueline Fischetti

Penguin Speakers Bureau


External Links

Bich Ming Nguyen on WorldCat

Bich Ming Nguyen on Amazon


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