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Author Talk: Viet Thanh Nguyen

PBS Books presents this Author Talk with Viet Thanh Nguyen about his book The Sympathizer. In collaboration with SoCal PBS and KCTS, PBS Books is honored to host this virtual engagement event with author Viet Thanh Nguyen as part of our dynamic, sequel partnership with The Library of Congress for the2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival “Open a Book, Open the World.”

Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America. He is the author of The Sympathizer , which was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction alongside six other prizes. He is also the author of the short story collection The Refugees, the nonfiction book Nothing Ever Dies, a finalist for the National Book Award, and is the editor of an anthology of refugee writing, The Displaced. He is the Aerol Arnold Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations. This year he became the first Asian-American member of the Pulitzer Board. He lives in Los Angeles.

Live Stream: Author Talk with Viet Thanh Nguyen September 2 at 8 p.m.