The Nation Cruise on Land: History, Race and Memory– Viet Thanh Nguyen with Dave Zirin
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen will be appearing via Zoom.
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and numerous other awards. His most recent publication is the sequel to The Sympathizer, The Committed. His other books are a short story collection, The Refugees; Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction); and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. He has also published Chicken of the Sea, a children’s book written in collaboration with his six-year-old son, Ellison. He is a University Professor, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and a Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations, he is also a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and the editor of The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives.
Named one of UTNE Reader’s 50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World and winner of the 2015 New York Press Club Award for Sports Journalism, Dave Zirin is the sports editor for The Nation magazine. Zirin is a frequent guest on MSNBC, ESPN and Democracy Now! He also hosts the Edge of Sports Podcast for The Nation. His books include Brazil’s Dance With the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy, Game Over: How Politics are Turning The Sports World Upside Down, What’s My Name Fool?. A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love and co-author of The John Carlos Story.