Quan Manh Ha is Associate Professor of American Literature & Ethnic Studies at the University of Montana, USA. His research interests include multiethnic U.S. literatures, Vietnam War literature, critical race theory, and literary translation.
Vuong Tam was born in 1946, in Hanoi, Vietnam. He graduated from Hanoi University of Polytechnic and started to write fiction as a child. He is a member of the Vietnam Writers’ Association and currently is a news reporter for the New Hanoi. He is a prolific writer and has published both poetry and fiction. “A Missing Person” is anthologized in Chien tranh cung mang guong mat dan ba (Women’s Faces in War), published by Literature Press, Hanoi, in 2014. The story emphasizes how stirring up memories of war experiences is a way of healing, especially when a veteran feels being part of a group, a substitute family that understands and accepts him.