Ira Sukrungruang is a first generation Thai-American born and raised in Chicago. His work has appeared in Witness, North American Review, River Sttyx, and numerous other literary journals. He is the coeditor of What Are You Looking At? The First Fat Fiction Anthology, published by Harcourt Brace, and is coediting Scoot Over, Skinny, an anthology of personal essays about the fat experience. He teaches creative writing at State University of New York, Oswego.