Abbigail Nguyen Rosewood: On Focusing on the Work

Abbigail Nguyen Rosewood was born in Vietnam, where she lived until the age of 12. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her short fiction and essays can be found at Electric Light, LitHub, Catapult, The Southampton Review, The Brooklyn Review, Columbia Journaland The Adriot Journal, among others. In 2019, her hybrid writing was featured in a multimedia art and poetry exhibit at Eccles Gallery.

Her fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best American Short Story 2020. Her debut novel If I Had Two Lives won first place in the Writers Workshop of Asheville Literary Fiction contest. Excerpts from Constellations of Eve were finalists in the 49th New Millenium Writing Award, and the Sunspot Culmination Award. She is the founder of Neon Door, a forthcoming immersive literary exhibit.


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