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)
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.