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2020/2021 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Inprint Viet Thanh Nguyen Reading

Monday November 13, 2017 7:30 pm
Tickets are sold out. Join us for a live stream of the reading at inprinthouston.org.


Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, Entrance #18 & #20
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Presented in association with Rice University President’s Lecture Series and Vietnam: The Houston Connection

The on-stage interview will be conducted by William Broyles. Houston native William Broyles is the founding editor of Texas Monthly, an Academy-Award nominated screenwriter, and the author of Brothers In Arms, an account of his return to Vietnam to meet the men and women he fought against during the war. 

A live stream of this reading, in partnership with Houston Public Media, will be available on Inprint’s website here and houstonpublicmedia.org/inprint.

For a map and parking instructions at Stude Concert Hall click here

VIET THANH NGUYEN’s debut novel The Sympathizer garnered international praise, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize, and was named to more than 30 best books of the year lists. The Washington Post calls the novel “extraordinary…. surely a new classic of war fiction,” and Alice Walker writes, “If you are an American, of any culture or color, you will benefit from reading this book which offers, in exquisite thought and phrase, the multi-layered experience of a war most Americans have blotted out of consciousness, suppressed, or willfully ignored. I’ve been waiting to read this book for decades.” The Refugees, Nguyen’s bestselling story collection, was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and an Indie Next Selection. Joyce Carol Oates in The New Yorker says the collection is “about people poised between their devastated homeland and their affluent adopted country…. Nguyen [is] one of our great chroniclers of displacement.” His nonfiction book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and The Memory of War was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He serves as cultural critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times and is co-editor of the book Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field. Nguyen came to the United States as a refugee from the Vietnam War with his family in 1975.

Reading and on-stage interview followed by book sale and signing.

To order books by Viet Thanh Nguyen at a discount click here.

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“Viet Thanh Nguyen: In praise of doubt and uselessness,” Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2017.

“Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Viet Thanh Nguyen ‘Never Stopped Being a Refugee,’” by Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn, Mother Jones, Jan-Feb 2017.

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen, The New York Times Book Review, April 2, 2015.