Cab Tran was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as part of the Vietnamese diaspora known as the “boat people.” Raised in rural Oregon, he then studied English Literature at the University of Montana. Tran has been the recipient of the David T. K. Wong Fellowship at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England and a resident at the Writers and Translators Centre of Rhodes in Rhodes, Greece. His fiction has appeared in Black Warrior Review and 580 Split. During his sojourn in Europe he wrote a novella, The Naturalist, which was longlisted for the inaugural Paris Literary Prize. He lives in Missoula, Montana.