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E.M. Tran


E.M. Tran

E. M. Tran writes fiction and creative nonfiction. Her stories, essays and reviews can be found in such places as the Georgia Review, Joyland Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Harvard Review Online and more. DAUGHTERS OF THE NEW YEAR is her debut novel.

She spent an inordinate proportion of her adult life working towards an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Mississippi and a PhD in English & Creative Writing from Ohio University.

She is from and currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband and two dogs. She was born in the year of the Earth Snake. Ask her about "Gilmore Girls" or "The Bachelor" franchise if you want to be her friend.

E.M. Tran

Books by E.M. Tran

by E.M. Tran - Fiction, Women's Fiction

In present-day New Orleans, Xuan Trung, a former beauty queen turned refugee after the Fall of Saigon, is obsessed with divining her daughters' fates through their Vietnamese zodiac signs. But Trac, Nhi and Trieu diverge completely from their immigrant parents' expectations. Successful lawyer Trac hides her sexuality from her family; Nhi competes as the only woman of color on a "Bachelor"-esque reality TV show; and Trieu, a budding writer, is determined to learn more about her familial and cultural past. As the sisters each begin to encounter long-buried secrets from their ancestors, the story of the Trung women unfurls to reveal the dramatic events that brought them to America.