eric nguyen earned an MFA in creative writing from McNeese State University. he has been awarded fellowships from Lambda Literary, VONA, the Sundress Academy for the Arts, and the Tin House Writers Workshop. for his writing, he has received the Crook's Corner Book Prize and the Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award. currently, he is the editor in chief of diaCRITICS. things we lost to the water is his debut novel.