Ocean Vuong was born near Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) in 1988. His family emigrated to the US when he was two. He lives in Massachusettes. His poetry books (for example Night Sky with Exit Wounds) have received awards, among which Whiting Award, Thom Gunn Award, T.S. Elliot Prize as well as honorable mentions from the Academy of Amercian Poets.
His novel “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” was translated into Polish: Wspaniali jesteśmy tylko przez chwilę.