Lecture: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Sep 19, 2016, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
McCormick Hall, Room 106



Event Description

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of The Sympathizer, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other works include Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, which was released in April 2016, and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. Nguyen’s honors include the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction from the American Library Association, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, a Gold Medal in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, and the Asian/Pacific American Literature Award from the Asian/Pacific American Librarian Association. He is the Aerol Arnold Professor of English and an associate professor of American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

Program in American Studies