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Souvankham Thammavongsa

Souvankham Thammavongsa
Photo by Sarah Bodri

Souvankham Thammavongsa is the award-winning author of four poetry books, Light , winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Her fiction has appeared in Harper's, Granta, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and the O. Henry Prize Stories. The title story of this collection was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Shorty Story Prize.

Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, Thammavongsa was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is currently at work on her first novel.

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