Sept. 5, 2021

Things We Lost To The Water -- Eric Nguyen

Things We Lost To The Water -- Eric Nguyen

(S6, EP 2)  Eric Nguyen (He / Him) is a queer Viet-American author based in DC.  He recently released his debut fiction novel, Things We Lost To The Water which is a story about a Vietnamese single mother raising her two teenage sons in Louisiana in the late 80s - early 90s.  His book was named by former President Obama as his top 2021 summer reading list.  We talk about the genesis in creating his novel, and his own vision in writing stories about the Vietnamese diaspora.  Please check out this episode and get your copy of his book in stores now!



Eric Nguyen earned an MFA in creative writing from McNeese State University in Louisiana. He has been awarded fellowships from Lambda Literary, Voices of Our Nation Arts (VONA), and the Tin House Writers Workshop. He is currently the editor-in-chief of diaCRITICS. he currently lives in Washington, DC. His debut fiction book, Things We Lost To The Water was recently released this past Spring.  This past summer, former President Obama named his book as part of his Top 2021 Summer Reading List. 


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