Anthony Veasna So

India Downes-Le Guin

Anthony Veasna So is a queer boy, a Cambodian-American son of former refugees, and a graduate of Stanford University. A native of Stockton, CA, he was raised on stories of the Khmer Rouge Genocide that often, somehow, ended on a joke. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New, and ZYZZYVA, and his comics have appeared in Hobart and Nashville Review. Currently, he is an MFA Candidate in Fiction at Syracuse University, where he is a University Fellow. He is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a Lambda Literary Fellowship, a Show us Your Spines Artist Residency with the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center at the San Francisco Public Library, and the Joyce Carol Oates Award in Fiction. He is at work on a novel about a Cambodian-American rapper and a collection of stories. He lives in San Francisco.