Born in Saigon and raised in Danvers, Massachusetts,Quan Barry is the author of two novels and four collections of poetry. Her most recent novel, We Ride Upon Sticks (2020), was named a best book of the year by NPR, Time, Book Riot, and Literary Hub. Her 2011 poetry collection, Water Puppets, won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and was a PEN Open Book finalist. Barry’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares, among other places. She lives in Wisconsin and teaches at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.