Living Writers guest: Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Described as a “masterly exploitation of the espionage-thriller genre,” Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and is widely regarded as one of the best novels ever written about the Vietnam War. Mr. Nguyen followed that 2015 debut with a story collection, The Refugees, selected as the required summer read for Colgate’s Class of ’22. A recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” grant, Mr. Nguyen has written op-eds on the immigration crisis for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He teaches at the University of Southern California.

Co-sponsored by the Division of University Studies, the First-Year Seminar Program, and Asian Studies

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Colgate Memorial Chapel, Main Chapel
13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346


Academics, Arts and Humanities, University Studies, Arts

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Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc., Performances

Asian Studies Program, English Department
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