Through themes of love, identity, alienation, and labor, fiction writer Titi Nguyen explores fragmentation, multiplicities, belief systems, and the degrees of desire and consumption inscribed upon the female body. Her narratives explore the tension of living between borders, cultures, and languages as she navigates personal and public landscapes of loneliness and landlessness within self, home, country. Titi attended Sarah Lawrence College and then earned her M.F.A. at Bennington College. Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, The New York Times, Tin House, Ploughshares, Paris Review, and others. She was awarded scholarships and residencies at Bread Loaf Writers Conference and Hedgebrook.
While at MacDowell, Titi worked on the first draft of her hybrid novel about freedom, loving responsibly, ghosts, and what it means to be American.