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Three-Day Residency for Viet Thanh Nguyen

lowell humanities series

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Tuesday, March 20–Thursday, March 22, 2018
Boston College


about the event

Boston College is excited to welcome Viet Thanh Nguyen to campus for a three-day short writer-in-residence residence this Spring. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California, and has just been selected as McArthur Foundation fellow. He is most well-known for his novel The Sympathizer, which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction as well as several other prominent literary awards. His nonfiction book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most current work is a book of short stories entitled Refugees  

Professor Nguyen will visit with a number of faculty members and students during his time at BC. We hope you'll be able to join us for the public panel discussion on Tuesday, March 20 and the Lowell Humanities Series lecture on Wednesday, March 21. 



Tuesday, March 20, 2018


7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion with Professor Min Song (Devlin 101)
Open to the Public.

8:45 p.m.


Dinner with faculty

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


9:00 a.m.

Informal meeting with faculty and staff


12:00 p.m.

Lunch with students


3:00 p.m.

Meeting with Creative Writing Concentrators


7:00 p.m.

Lowell Humanities Series Lecture, Q&A and Book Signing (Gasson Hall Room 100)
Open to the Public. Event details »


8:45 p.m.

Dinner with faculty


Thursday, March 22, 2018


9:00 a.m.

Class visit: Asian American Experience


12:00 p.m.

Lunch with faculty


1:45 p.m.

Meeting with graduate students