Dornsife Dialogues: Viet Thanh Nguyen – April 12

Join a live interview of USC Dornsife’s Viet Thanh Nguyen by celebrated author and Dornsife alumnus, Chris Abani. Nguyen just published The Committed, a sequel to his debut novel The Sympathizer, which was a New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner. A Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation Fellow, he’ll share his thoughts on immigration and the immigrant experience, America, and his new novel.

Date: Monday, April 12, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (PT)


Chris Abani, who graduated from USC Dornsife with a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing, is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. He is the recipient of multiple honors, including: the PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award, the Prince Claus Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a California Book Award, and a Guggenheim Award.

Viet Thanh Nguyen is University Professor, Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity and Comparative Literature at USC Dornsife.