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An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen

November 7, 2019 at 5:00pm

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.  His other books include The Refugees, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction), The Displaced: Refugee Writer on Refugee Lives, and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America.

Dr. Nguyen is a University Professor, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and a Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. He has been interviewed by Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose, Seth Meyers, and Terry Gross, among many others. Most recently, Dr. Nguyen is a recipient of the Guggenheim and MacArthur “Genius” Foundation Fellowships. In 2018, he was also elected to the 238th class of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

Proudly sponsored by Office of Human Resources, Diversity, and Multicultural Affairs, Office of the President, Humanities Center, College of Arts & Sciences, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program, Department of History, and Global and Regional Studies.

This event is free and open to the public, and will take place on November 7th in the Ira Allen Chapel at 5:00pm.