Vu Tran

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Vu Tran
Born1975 (age 48–49)
Saigon, Vietnam
OccupationNovelist, writer

Vu Hoang Tran (born 1975; Vietnamese name: Trần Hoàng Vũ) is a Vietnamese American writer. His debut novel, Dragonfish, was released in 2015.[1]


Vu Tran was born in Saigon 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 PhD.[citation needed]

His work has appeared in The Southern Review, Glimmer Train Stories, Harvard Review, Fence Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, Nimrod, Interim, and The Antioch Review.[2][better source needed]

He currently teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago.[3]


  • 2011 Finalist Award – Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature
  • 2009 Whiting Award
  • 2004 Lawrence Foundation Prize from the Michigan Quarterly Review
  • 2003 Short-Story Award for New Writers from Glimmer Train Stories


  • "The Other Country". Harvard Review. 28. Harvard University. Spring 2005.
  • "Vespertine". FiveChapters. 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2015.




  1. ^ Abania, Chris (August 10, 2015). "Vu Tran's 'Dragonfish'". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Amazon
  3. ^ "". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2009.