2016-17 Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series presents Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America (Oxford University Press, 2002) and the novel The Sympathizer, from Grove/Atlantic (2015). The Sympathizer won the Pulitizer Prize for Fiction in 2016 as well as the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction from the American Library Association, and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Fiction from the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association. Currently, he teaches English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.
Viet will read from his fictional and non-fictional works.
This event made possible by the Office of the Chancellor and co-hosted by Illuminations, the School of Humanities, Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History Project, UCI Libraries Orange County and Southeast Asian (OC&SEAA) Center, Asian American Studies, and Literary Journalism.