Writing War, Writing Refugees - A Lecture with Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Nguyen

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

7:00 pm

CEMEX Auditorium Map

Sponsored by:
The Arimas Family Fund; Asian American Studies; Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity; Asian American Activities Center; Creative Writing Program; Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages; Humanities Center; VPUE

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of the novel The Sympathizer (winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in fiction) and the cultural history Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (finalist in nonfiction for the 2017 National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the René Wellek Prize). His current book is the short story collection The Refugees. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

Praise for The Sympathizer:

“[The Sympathizer] fills a void in the literature, giving voice to the previously voiceless while it compels the rest of us to look at the events of 40 years ago in a new light… But this tragicomic novel reaches beyond its historical context to illuminate more universal themes: the eternal misconceptions and misunderstandings between East and West, and the moral dilemma faced by people forced to choose not between right and wrong, but right and right.” New York Times

When:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where:
CEMEX Auditorium Map
Admission:

Open to the public.

Tags:

Arts Diversity Lecture / Reading Humanities Film Literary 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
6507366790, ddmurray@stanford.edu