Viet Than Nguyen: MacArthur Fellow, Refugee, and Author of The Committed

Monday, April 12, 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Join this Dornsife Dialogue featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen being interviewed by celebrated author and Dornsife alumnus, Chris Abani. Nguyen just published The Committed, a sequel to his debut novel The Sympathizer, which was a New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner. A Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation Fellow, he’ll share his thoughts on immigration and the immigrant experience, America, and his new novel.

Abani, who graduated from USC Dornsife with a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing, is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. He is the recipient of multiple honors, including: the PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award, the Prince Claus Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a California Book Award, and a Guggenheim Award.

Nguyen is University Professor, Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity and Comparative Literature at USC Dornsife. Abani is Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University.

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