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AmLit, Latitudes: Viet Thanh Nguyen (University of Southern California)
On his new book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

FBH, Grad Lounge

Latitudes, AmLit, and Professor Amy Kaplan Present:

A talk by Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen (University of Southern California) on his new book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (Harvard UP, 2016)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Graduate Lounge (Fisher-Bennett Hall 330)
5pm–7pm
Please contact Howie Tam at haot@sas.upenn.edu for pre-circulated chapters from the book.

Viet Thanh Nguyen is Associate Professor of English and American Literature and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America (Oxford UP, 2002) and the recent critically acclaimed novel The Sympathizer (Grove/Atlantic, 2015). The Sympathizer won 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. It is also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, an Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America, and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. The novel made it to over thirty book-of-the-year lists, including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com, Slate.com, and The Washington Post.

Please contact Howie Tam at haot@sas.upenn.edu if you have any questions about the talk.

This event is generously sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program.