Faculty in the News: Poignant Tale

Ira Sukrungruang, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing and English, was featured in a  Dayton.com article: “Ohio author pens poignant tale of loss and discovery in new book” by Multimedia Journalist, Ashley Moor.


In October, Ohio author and professor Ira Sukrungruang will release his latest book, This Jade World.

For over two decades, Thai-American author Sukrungruang has been writing about topics that have shaped his identity, like the Thai-American experience, his relationship to his body, and Buddhism.  He is the author of five books, including American Book Award winner Southside Buddhist, as well as Buddha’s Dog & Other Meditations, The Melting Season, In Thailand It Is Night and Talk Thai: A Memoir of an Immigrant Son.

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