The Sympathizer: A reading by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer
315 Wheeler Hall
Thursday, May 05
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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English Department B.A. and Ph.D alumnus Viet Thanh Nguyen will be reading from his first novel, The Sympathizer. The novel, heralded by Maxine Hong Kingston as “(a) book that will go down in history as an important novel of the war in Vietnam,” has appeared on numerous best novels lists, including The New York Times and The Guardian, and won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Viet Nyugen is the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and the co-editor of Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field. He is an associate professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California