li thi diem

lî thi diem thúy is an award-winning poet, novelist, and performer. Born in southern Vietnam and raised in southern California, she often explores in her work the role of the body as the site of memory. Ms. lî is the author of the debut novel The Gangster We Are All Looking For. Her prose and poetry have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Harper's, Muae, and The Best American Essays, as well as in the anthologies Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible, The Very Inside, Half & Half, and Watermark.

Her solo performance works Red Fiery Summer, the bodies between us, and Carte Postale have been presented in the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, the International Women Playwrights' Festival in Galway, Ireland, the New World Theater at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the Marfa Theater Company in Marfa, TX. She has been awarded residencies from the Headlands Center For The Arts, and the Lannan Foundation and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute For Advanced Study, U.S.A. Ford, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.