Ira Sukrungruang’s books include four works of nonfiction: This Jade World (University of Nebraska Press, 2021), Buddha’s Dog & Other Mediations (University of Tampa Press, 2018), Southside Buddhist (University of Tampa Press, 2014), and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy (University of Missouri, 2010); the short story collection The Melting Season (Burlesque Press, 2016); and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night (University of Tampa Press, 2013). He is the president of Sweet: A Literary Confection and the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College.