​Lannan Foundation presents Readings and Conversations: Viet Thanh Nguyen with Maxine Hong Kingston

Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 pm – 9:00 am

The Lensic

211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe NM 87501

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LANNAN FOUNDATION: VIET THANH NGUYEN WITH MAXINE HONG KINGSTON

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Viet Thanh Nguyen’s "The Sympathizer", winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize, is a spy novel set around the war in Vietnam, told in the form of a forced confession by a spy for the North. He has also published Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. Maxine Hong Kingston’s books include The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts, Tripmaster Monkey, and China Men. Her memoir I Love a Broad Margin to My Life was published in 2012.

Maxine Hong Kingston is a Chinese American writer whose books include Tripmaster Monkey, China Men, and The Fifth Book of Peace. Her first book, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, was published in 1976 and blends autobiography with “talk-stories,” her mother’s mystical tales of China. In her memoir I Love a Broad Margin to My Life (2012), Hong Kingston reflects on 65 years of life, from her childhood in California through her activism during the Vietnam War to her arrest during a 2003 peace demonstration at the White House. Her book Hawai’i One Summer is a collection of essays about her time in the islands she called home for 17 years. Hong Kingston is currently senior lecturer emerita at the University of California–Berkeley.

Tickets: $2 - $5 reserved seating