Ocean Vuong is the author of the debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin Press, 2019) and the critically acclaimed poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, his other honors include fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize. He also received a Lannan Literary Fellowship in 2016. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he lives in Northampton, MA, where he serves as an assistant professor in the MFA Program at Umass-Amherst.