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Grand Valley Writers Series Welcomes Vu Tran
On Tuesday, November 14, the Grand Valley Writers Series is proud to host the award-winning novelist Vu Tran. Tran will be offering an afternoon craft talk called "The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories" and an evening event where he will read from his novel Dragonfish and do a short Q&A. Both events are open to GVSU students and the general public.
Vu Tran's first novel, Dragonfish, was a NY Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of the Year. His short fiction has appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories, the Best American Mystery Stories, and many other publications. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and has received fellowships from Bread Loaf, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the MacDowell Colony.
Born in Vietnam and raised in Oklahoma, Vu received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his PhD from the Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice in English and Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.
Craft Talk: 2:30-3:45pm, Kirkhof Center 2266
Reading & Book signing: 6-7:30pm, Cook-DeWitt Center