Author Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Sympathizer, a New York Times bestseller. His current short story collection The Refugees has also become a bestseller. He has won other awards including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America, and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction from the American Library Association, among others.
He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. After leaving Vietnam, his family eventually moved to San José, where they opened up a Vietnamese grocery store, one of the first of its kind in this area.
Reading and conversation with Andrew Lam.
Date(s) - 10/18/2017