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Souvankham Thammavongsa's fourth poetry book is CLUSTER (M&S, 2019).

Her debut short story collection, HOW TO PRONOUNCE KNIFE, and novel, will be published by Little, Brown (US), M&S/Penguin Random House (Canada), and Bloomsbury (UK). Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper's, Granta, Ploughshares, NOON, and Best American Non-Required Reading.

She is the author of three poetry books, LIGHT (2013), winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, FOUND (2007), and SMALL ARGUMENTS (2003), winner of the ReLit Award. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships by Yaddo, the Canada Council for the Arts, and has performed her work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

She was born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, and was raised and educated in Toronto.

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