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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen to speak at Coeur d’Alene Resort

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

PTV board of directors member Kim Luu-Ng and author Dr. Viet Thanh Nguyen arrive at L.A. Chefs for Human Rights at Cassia in Santa Monica, California, on Oct. 10, 2016. (Matt Sayles / Invision for Cassia)
PTV board of directors member Kim Luu-Ng and author Dr. Viet Thanh Nguyen arrive at L.A. Chefs for Human Rights at Cassia in Santa Monica, California, on Oct. 10, 2016. (Matt Sayles / Invision for Cassia)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Sympathizer,” will give the Idaho Humanities Council’s distinguished humanities lecture on Friday at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.

The evening begins with a no-host reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., and Nguyen’s talk will follow. Nguyen’s books will be available at the event for signing afterward his talk.

Nguyen also is the author of “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War,” “Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America” and “The Refugees,” a collection of short stories.

Along with the Pulitzer, “The Sympathizer” also won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, all in 2016, and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in 2015.

The novel was a finalist for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

In 2017, Nguyen was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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