VietThanhNguyen.jpg

Viet Thanh Nguyen, CLSC Author, The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Thursday, August 27, 2020
03:30pm EDT

Location CHQ Assembly Video Platform

CHQ Assembly events are free with 30-day trial subscription.

Watch Now

Viet Nguyen brings together writers originally from Mexico, Bosnia, Iran, Afghanistan, Soviet Ukraine, Hungary, Chile, Ethiopia, and others to make their stories heard.

They are formidable in their own right—MacArthur Genius grant recipients, National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalists, filmmakers, speakers, lawyers, professors, and New Yorker contributors—and they are all refugees, many as children arriving in London and Toronto, Oklahoma and Minnesota, South Africa and Germany. These essays reveal moments of uncertainty, resilience in the face of trauma, and a reimagining of identity, forming a compelling look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge.

The author of three books including the Pulitzer Prize winning The Sympathizer and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, among many other honors, Viet Thanh Nguyen is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Back