Author Ira Sukrungruang will be visiting Ball State University on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., Arts and Journalism Building (AJ) 225, and it is free and open to the public.
Ira will be making two classroom visits to discuss his work in creative nonfiction and poetry. These visits are also free and open to the public.
- Wednesday, 11/15: Ira visits ENG 613 (Graduate Poetry Workshop), 2:45-4:00, 305 Pittinger
- Thursday, 11/16: Ira visits ENG 406 (Advanced Creative Nonfiction), 2:00-2:45, 306 Pittenger
Ira Sukrungruang is the author of the memoirs Southside Buddhist and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy, the short story collection The Melting Season,and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night. He is the coeditor of two anthologies on the topic of obesity: What Are You Looking At? The First Fat Fiction Anthology and Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology. He is the recipient of the 2015 American Book Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, an Arts and Letters Fellowship, and the Emerging Writer Fellowship. His work has appeared in many literary journals, including Post Road, The Sun, and Creative Nonfiction. He is one of the founding editors of Sweet: A Literary Confection (sweetlit.com), and teaches in the MFA program at University of South Florida. For more information about him, please visit: http://www.buddhistboy.com/.
Learn more about him
If you would like to learn more about Ira, we have prepared a collection of links to interviews with him and some of his published work.
- Interview at Midwestern Gothic about being from the Midwest, living in Florida, and writing in general
- Interview at Compose about his book, The Melting Season
- Interview at Fiction Writers Review about duality in his writing, all stories being about love, and writing in multiple genres
- “Chop Suey” in Brevity
- “What If?” in Brevity
- “The Genesis of ‘What If?’” at Brevity’s blog, a process piece about writing “What If?”
- “The Wide Open Mouth” in Superstition Review
- “Into the Keeping of Men” in Mead: The Magazine of Literature and Libations
- “Dexatrim: An Autobiography” in Prime Number Magazine
- “We Leave the Beaches for the Tourists” in Autumn Sky Poetry
- “Crossing the River Kwai” in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
- “The Longevity of Art” in Cedars
- “How We See One Another: Our Guest Editors Castro and Sukrungruang in Conversation” in Brevity, and in which Joy Castro and Ira Sukrungruang discuss assembling Brevity’s special issue on race, racism, and racialization.