About this Event
Wolf Humanities Center • University of Pennsylvania
2021–2022 FORUM ON MIGRATION
DR. S.T. LEE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN THE HUMANITIESThe Life and Letters of Migration
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author; University Professor, Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California
Award-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen and his family came to the US as refugees during the Vietnam War. Motivated by the one-sided movies and books of the war he grew up with, Nguyen’s work examines the legacy of that tumultuous time and its aftermath from a new perspective. His acclaimed debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize, was a Dayton Literary Peace Prize winner, and made the finalist list for the PEN/Faulkner award. Join us as Nguyen reads from his latest novel, The Committed, and talks with Penn English scholars Josephine Park and Dagmawi Woubshet about literature, culture, politics, and migration.
Book signing to follow.
More information: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/events/nguyen
Cosponsored by Penn's Asian American Studies Program.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
In accordance with Penn’s COVID-19 Guidelines, all in-person attendees are required to wear a mask; attest to having been vaccinated; and register their contact information with the organizers in the case that follow-up from contact tracers is needed.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South St, Philadelphia, United States