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" and teaches in the MFA program at University of South Florida.
Currently, he is working on several projects: a memoir about his time in Thailand entitled "Monk for a Month," a memoir about his love for dogs entitled "Buddha’s Dog" and a collection of poetry entitled "The Green We Speak."
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