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Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:30pm
Goldwin Smith Hall, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium (132 Goldwin Smith Hall)
232 East Ave, Central Campus
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist & cultural critic Viet Thanh Nguyen will read from his work as the final installment of the Fall 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series.
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the 2016 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 the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. 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. He has been interviewed by Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose, Seth Meyers, and Terry Gross, among many others. His current book is the bestselling short story collection, The Refugees. Most recently he has been the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. He is a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.
Books by Viet Thanh Nguyen will be available for purchase at the reading, and a reception and book signing will follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for this reading.
Free and open to the public.
This event is presented by the Department of English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University