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Masterclass with Viet Thanh Nguyen
15 July 2018 @ 15 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Library’s first writer-in-residence, will hold a masterclass at the Library on two consecutive Sundays on 8 and 15 July. Participants are asked to read the poem “The Colonel” by Carolyn Forché, which will be used for critical analysis during the class. Nguyen will also lead a discussion on writing and publishing.
There is a fee of 25€ to participate. Space is very limited. To sign-up or questions, please send an email to programs manager Grant Rosenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the author
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Other honors include the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction from the American Library Association, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, a Gold Medal in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, and the Asian/Pacific American Literature Award from the Asian/Pacific American Librarian Association.
His other books are The Refugees (a collection of short stories) and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. He is a University Professor, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and a Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California.