Nyuol Lueth Tong is a writer from South Sudan and the editor-in-chief of the Bare Life Review, a journal of immigrant and refugee literature. Tong is the editor of the first-ever anthology of short fiction from South Sudan, There Is a Country (McSweeney’s, 2013), as well as In Their Faces a Landmark: Stories of Movement and Displacement (McSweeney’s, 2018), a collection of stories by immigrant and refugee writers. Tong studied philosophy and comparative literature at Duke University and fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

His short fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Baffler, IntersectMagazine, New Sudan, Gurtong, and NPR, among other publications. He is a Ph.D. student of Comparative Literature at Yale University.