Fiction writer Titi Nguyen explores identity, love, alienation, and labor in all of its complexities through the dynamics of power, desire, and shame. She 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 the William Raney Scholarship at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and won Crab Orchard Review's inaugural Feature Award in literary nonfiction.
During her stay at MacDowell, Nguyen worked on a novel about “freedom, ghosts, and loving responsibly in America.”