Author Phong Nguyen will be reading from his recent book, “Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History,” at 7 p.m. March 28 in the PSU Theater. Nguyen’s reading is part of the MSU Missouri Author Series, and is free and open to the public.
Nguyen will host a Q&A session from 3 to 4 p.m. in Siceluff 411 as well.
Nguyen is the author of two collections of short stories: “Memory Sickness,” winner of the 2010 Elixir Press Fiction Award, and “Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History,” released in January 2014 by Queen’s Ferry Press. His stories have appeared in journals such as “AGNI,” “The Iowa Review,” “North American Review,” “New Letters,” “Mississippi Review” and “The Kenyon Review.”
Nguyen lives in Warrensburg, Mo., with his wife and three sons. He is an associate professor at the University of Central Missouri, where he serves as co-editor of “Pleiades” and Pleiades Press.
What the experts say
“Phong Nguyen’s Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History is an astonishing and audacious book—alternately poetic and spooky, heartbreaking and hilarious, a profound examination of the way the past has shaped us.” —Dan Chaon, author of “Await Your Reply” and “Stay Awake”
View the Phong Nguyen event flyer.