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Souvankham Thammavongsa
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Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to pronounce Souvankham Thammavongsa: soo-VAN-kahm tam-uh-VONG-suh

Souvankham Thammavongsa Biography

Souvankham Thammavongsa was born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand and was raised and educated in Toronto. She is the award-winning author of four books of poetry and her fiction has appeared in Harper's, Granta, the Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading 2018, and the O. Henry Prize Stories 2019. She has been in residence at Yaddo and has performed her work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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