The Stories We Carry: Mediating Memory & Identity
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and USC professor Viet Thanh Nguyen explores questions of family, identity and the American experience in his newest book The Refugees (Grove Atlantic, 2016). Constructed as a series of short stories, the work chronicles the challenges and realities of migration, such as culture shock, assimilation and conflicting emotions. Join CPD for a discussion with the author about diaspora and the role of literature in shaping cultural understanding.
About the Author
Viet Thanh Nguyen is Associate Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and a CPD Faculty Fellow. He is the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America (Oxford University Press, 2002), co-editor of Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field (University of Hawaii Press, 2014) and a member of the steering committee for the Center for Transpacific Studies at USC. His novel The Sympathizer (Grove Atlantic, 2015) won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Book cover photo courtesy of Grove Atlantic
Photo of author by BeBe Jacobs
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