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Lowell Lecture

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer

Date & Time

March 21, 2018 at 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Presenting Organization

Boston College


The Arts History Humanities


Lauren Wilwerding (, (617) 552-2203)

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Vietnamese American novelist. His novel The Sympathizer (2015)is a New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, among other prizes, and made it to over thirty book-of-the-year lists. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction), Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America, and a short story collection, The Refugees (2017). He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He is a critic at large for the Los Angeles Times and has written for the New York Times, Time, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and other venues.