Office of the Chancellor

Viet Thanh Nguyen

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Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen kicks off 2016-17 Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America (Oxford University Press, 2002) and the novel The Sympathizer, from Grove/Atlantic (2015). The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016 as well as the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction from the American Library Association, and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Fiction from the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association. Currently, he teaches English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.