Tucson Festival of Books

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Hopper Stone

Sponsored by Nick Soloway and Kay Ransdell

Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America. He is the author of the memoir, "A Man of Two Faces" longlisted for the National Book Award; "The Sympathizer," winner of the Pulitzer Prize and soon to be an HBO Original Series; its sequel, "The Committed;" the short story collection "The Refugees;" the nonfiction book "Nothing Ever Dies," a finalist for the National Book Award and is the editor of an anthology of refugee writing, "The Displaced." He is the Aerol Arnold Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations. His new book is "A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, A History, A Memorial." 

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Awards: Guggenheim Fellow, Edgar Award, MacArthur Fellow, Pulitzer Prize, Finalist, National Book Award for Nonfiction; Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction; Finalist, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Scheduled events:
Great Storytellers
This is a can't miss session! Lisa See, Viet Nguyen and T.C. Boyle have a deep interest in people and what sets them apart from other people. They use their unique perceptions to create characters that will catch readers' attention ... and hearts.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Rincon Room (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: T.C. Boyle, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Lisa See
Moderator: Lydia Millet
Live and Learn
Viet Thanh Nguyen and Safiya Sinclair are very much aware of how their backgrounds and cultures have shaped who they are today. Their backgrounds have shaped the authors they are, too. In this session, they compare notes on their books -- and their journeys.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Safiya Sinclair
Moderator: Stuart Horwitz

A Man of Two Faces
A Memoir, a History, a Memorial
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
January 2023
ISBN 9780802160508
400 pages

The Committed #2
Fiction / Literature
Grove Atlantic
March 2022
ISBN 9780802157072
407 pages