Viet Thanh Nguyen
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
University Professor | Aerol Arnold Chair of English | Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature
A poignant and resounding voice writing about the Vietnamese diaspora, Viet Thanh Nguyen is author of Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sympathizer, as well as his award-winning nonfiction work Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations, in addition to numerous other awards. In a recent course on the American War in Viet Nam, Nguyen and his students created “An Other War Memorial,” which won a grant from the Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching and the USC Provost’s Prize for Teaching with Technology.