E. M. Tran, 45th Annual ODU Literary Festival


E. M. Tran

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre and Online

Author/Artist Bio

E. M. Tran is a Vietnamese American writer. Her debut novel, DAUGHTERS OF THE NEW YEAR, is forthcoming from Hanover Square/HarperCollins. Her stories, essays, and reviews can be found in such places as Joyland Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Harvard Review Online. Her essay for Prairie Schooner won their Summer Nonfiction Prize, a Glenna Luschei Award, and was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2018. She completed an MFA at University of Mississippi and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at Ohio University. She was born, raised, and currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with her husband and two dogs.


The reading took place on Wednesday, October 5, at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre and Online.


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