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Lena Nguyen

Fiction Writer

Lena Nguyen

Educational Background

Cornell University, MFA
Arizona State University, BA


Lena was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She holds a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Political Science from Arizona State University, in addition to her MFA from Cornell. Lena’s work has appeared in the Harvard Review and the book Creating Life from Life: Science Fiction and Biotechnology. Her fiction has won multiple awards in competitions such as the worldwide Writers of the Future contest. She enjoys teaching, writing, and free-lance editing. Lena is currently at work on her second speculative fiction novel. Thesis: We Have Always Been Here.


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