Ocean Vuong is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds , winner of the Whiting Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize. His writings have also been featured in The Atlantic , Harper''s , The Nation , New Republic , The New Yorker , and The New York Times . In 2019 he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he serves as an Assistant Professor of English at UMass-Amherst. On Earth We''re Briefly Gorgeous is his first novel.>
The debut novel of the acclaimed young poet. Little Dog writes a letter to a mother who cannot read, contending with a family history with Vietnam at its centre but speaking of the concerns of the contemporary American moment.