Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen

California, United States

Member Since: 08/29/2013

Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen is the author of the memoir Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, the novel Short Girls, and the novel Pioneer Girl. Her work has received an American Book Award and a PEN/Jerard Award, among other honors, and has been featured in numerous anthologies and university and community reads programs. She directs the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco, where she 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