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Souvankham Thammavongsa's first story collection, HOW TO PRONOUNCE KNIFE, is published by Little, Brown (U.S.), McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House (Canada), and Bloomsbury (U.K.). Her stories have won an O. Henry Award and appeared in Harper's Magazine, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Granta, NOON, The Believer, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018, and O. Henry Prize Stories 2019. She is the author of four books of poetry, CLUSTER (2019); LIGHT (2013), winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; FOUND (2007), now a short film; and SMALL ARGUMENTS (2003), winner of the ReLit prize. The New York Times said of her, "A talented new voice emerges." She is working on her first novel.



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