Oanh Ngo Usadi was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Her first book, "Of Monkey Bridges and Banh Mi Sandwiches, from Saigon to Texas," tells the story of her family's harrowing escape from Vietnam and their journey to become Americans in a small Texas town. Her latest book, “Hawker Dreams, a Vietnamese American in Singapore,” captures her recent experiences living as an expat in Singapore.
Oanh's writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, the New York Times and elsewhere. She has been featured in several podcasts including the Moth Mainstage, Voice of America and Bayoulands.