Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America. He is the author of TheCommitted, which continues the story of The Sympathizer, awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, alongside seven other prizes. He is also the author of 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. He lives in Los Angeles. His new book is A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, A History, A Memorial.
Viet Thanh Nguyen appears in a special event at Portland Book Festival which requires an add-on ticket to attend.