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29.04.2021 | 19.00 Uhr

Living in a World of Others

Online lecture by Viet Thanh Nguyen

This event will take place virtually via YouTube livestream:

In his lecture Viet Thanh Nguyen weaves his own refugee experiences into the larger American story to consider how the United States of America is an ambivalent, contradictory embodiment of violence and possibility. Moderated by Heike Paul (Director Bavarian American Academy).

His novel “The Sympathizer“ won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and numerous other awards. His most recent publication is the sequel to “The Sympathizer“, “The Committed“. His other books are a short story collection: “The Refugees; Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War“ and “Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America“. He is a University Professor, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and a Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California.

In 2019 the lecture series “This is America. Reflections on a Divided Country“ started as a collaboration between the Bavarian American Academy and the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism. In this series, renowned intellectuals are invited to examine historical developments and discuss the current political and cultural state of affairs in the United States.

Please note:

Following the talk, you may ask Viet Thanh Nguyen your questions online via YouTube livechat. If you prefer to do so even before the lecture, you can write an e-mail at – just include “Question for Viet Thanh Nguyen” in the subject line.

Venue Online via YouTube livestream

Admission free

Organiser Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, Amerikahaus Munich and Bavarian American Academy

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