Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen

California, United States

Member Since: 08/29/2013

Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen is the author of three books: the memoir Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, which received the PEN/Jerard Award, the novel Short Girls, which received an American Book Award, and most recently the novel Pioneer Girl. Her work has been featured in numerous anthologies and included in university and community reads programs. She directs the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco, where she also teaches fiction and creative nonfiction.


Twitter Username: @bichminhnguyen


  • Stealing Buddha's Dinner , Viking
  • Short Girls , Viking
  • Pioneer Girl , Viking


  • Director and Professor at MFA in Writing Program, University of San Francisco


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Michigan

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction