[May 4] The Writer in the World: Jessica Hagedorn & Viet Thanh Nguyen Discuss Their Work

[May 4] The Writer in the World: Jessica Hagedorn & Viet Thanh Nguyen Discuss Their Work



Moderated by Nita Noveno, English Department

Thursday, May 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

THEATRE 2, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street (click for map)


Click here to view video of the event!


Free and open to the public!



Jessica Hagedorn is the author of Toxicology, Dream Jungle, The Gangster Of Love, Danger And Beauty, and Dogeaters, which won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction. Her work as a playwright includes the stage adaptations of Dogeaters and The Gangster Of Love. She is the editor of two groundbreaking literary anthologies: Manila Noir and Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction.

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other books are 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 is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. His current book is a short story collection, The Refugees, from Grove Press.


Click to Download a PDF Flyer for this event!


Keith Miyake is a graduate of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. His work crosses the fields of political economic geography, environmental justice and environmental governance, critical race and ethnic studies, American studies, and Asian American studies. His dissertation examined the institutionalization of environmental and racial knowledges within the contemporary capitalist state.



  1. […] On Thursday, May 4, at 2pm, BMCC is hosting an event with two authors: Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen and legendary writer Jessica Hagedorn.  Please come! It is going to be a great event.  Information is here. […]

  2. […] Thursday, we will be meeting at THEATRE 2 (on the right, right after you enter BMCC through the main entrance) for an event with Jessica Hagedorn and Viet Thanh Nguyen. Here is a flyer for the event: [click here]. […]

  3. […] City University of New York, Manhattan, Theatre 2, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, May 4, @2pm […]

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