Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nguyen is the author of the 2015 novel “The Sympathizer,” winner of the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction from the American Library Association, and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. A writer and academic, Vietnamese-born Nguyen is also the author of the 2016 critical work, “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War,” and 2002’s “Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America.” Nguyen is an associate professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at USC.
Refugees, optimism and literary roots: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Mohsin Hamid in conversation

Refugees, fiction, the global versus the local and writing with hybrid identities: Mohsin Hamid and Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen: The blackface incidents at Cal Poly show why we need more education about racism

One function of education is to teach us what our worst instincts are and prevent us from acting on them.