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War, Fiction, and the Ethics of Memory

Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:00 pm
Heritage Room, Shriver Center

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer (2015) is a New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction, and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America (2002). He is the recipient of many honors and awards including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction from the American Library Association, and was awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. He 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. His current book is the best selling short story collection, The Refugees. He is a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

 Co-Sponsored by the Miami University Department of English, Literature Program

Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California.