Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen

Wisconsin, 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 is a professor in the MFA Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she teaches fiction and creative nonfiction.


Twitter Username: @bichminhnguyen


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


  • Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison


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

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction