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Ira  Sukrungruang

Ira Sukrungruang

Ira Sukrungruang


Office: CPR 332
Phone: 813/974-9527



Ira Sukrungruang is the author of the memoirs Southside Buddhist and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy, the short story collection The Melting Season, and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night. His collection of essays, Buddha’s Dog and other meditations, is forthcoming in 2018. He is the coeditor of two anthologies on the topic of obesity: What Are You Looking At? The First Fat Fiction Anthology and Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology. He is the recipient of the 2015 American Book Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, an Arts and Letters Fellowship, and the Emerging Writer Fellowship. His work has appeared in many literary journals, including Post Road, The Sun, and Creative Nonfiction. He is one of the founding editors of Sweet: A Literary Confection (, and teaches in the MFA program at University of South Florida. For more information about him, please visit:

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
82977CRW 4930001Creative Non-Fiction


EDU 161

89130CRW 6025001Spec. Topics Creative Writing
Craft of Nonfiction *Restricted to MFA students


CPR 343

83831ENG 6916002Directed Research

TBA 100

81703ENG 6971001Thesis: Master's
Inst/Grad Director Approval S/U Only

TBA 100