Vu Tran

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For the Paris-based Vietnamese-language short story writer, born 1962, see Trần Vũ.
Tran in 2015.

Vu Hoang Tran (born 1975 Saigon, Vietnam) is a Vietnamese American short story writer.


He was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1975 and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Tulsa with an MA, from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop with an MFA, and from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a Glenn Schaeffer Fellow in Fiction with a Ph.D.

His work has appeared in the Southern Review, Glimmer Train Stories, Harvard Review, Fence Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, Nimrod, Interim, and Antioch Review.[1]

He currently teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago.[2]



  • Dragonfish: A Novel (2015)