Aimee Phan

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Aimee Phan is a Vietnamese-American author. She was born and raised in Orange County, California. She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she won a Maytag Fellowship. Her first novel, We Should Never Meet, was named a Notable Book by the Kiriyama Prize in fiction and a finalist for the 2005 Asian American Literary Awards. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, USA Today and The Oregonian. She worked as an Assistant Professor in English at Washington State University from Fall 2005 to Summer 2007, and now works at California College of the Arts.


  • We Should Never Meet


  • 2004 Association of Asian American Studies Book Award
  • Finalist for the 2005 Asian American Literary Awards in Fiction
  • 2005 Kiriyama Prize Notable Book

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