Souvankham Thammavongsa


Souvankham Thammavongsa’s first story collection, HOW TO PRONOUNCE KNIFE, will be published by Little, Brown (U.S.), McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House (Canada), and Bloomsbury (U.K.) in April 2020. Her stories have won an O. Henry Award and appeared in Harper’s MagazineThe Paris ReviewThe AtlanticGrantaNOONThe BelieverBest 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. She has been called “one of the most striking voices to emerge in Canadian poetry in a generation” (The Walrus). She is working on her first novel.