Viet Thanh Nguyen, "War, Refugees, and Storytelling"

September 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Orvis Auditorium Add to Calendar

Internationally renowned novelist and critic Viet Thanh Nguyen will present a keynote lecture on "War, Refugees, and Storytelling: From Representation to Decolonization," as the fall 2019 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals.

Nguyen's novel THE SYMPATHIZER (2015) won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and has been translated into many languages. He is the author of a best-selling short story collection, THE REFUGEES (2017), and scholarly works NOTHING EVER DIES: VIETNAM AND THE MEMORY OF WAR (2016) and RACE AND RESISTANCE: LITERATURE AND POLITICS IN ASIAN AMERICA (2002). Nguyen is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and also writes regularly for the Washington Post and TIME on a range of urgent contemporary issues facing the nation.

Nguyen's books will be available for sale and autographs following the lecture.

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Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
American Studies, Mānoa Campus

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Mari Yoshihara, (808) 956-8542,

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