LOCATIONOnline (via Zoom)
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Purchase College-SUNY will present the highly acclaimed author Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation with Purchase Professor Usha Rungoo on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held digitally via Zoom. The event launches the fall season of the Durst Distinguished Lecture Series, a premiere cultural offering featuring the literary world’s leading lights.
Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of two novels: The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and The Committed. He has also published a bestselling short story collection, The Refugees, and two books of non-fiction, including Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction. Mr. Nguyen has received fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others.
To register for the Viet Thanh Nguyen event, please visit: https://purchase.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpc-mgrTssHtBLvxAGeabr47f4Bubnnc-a
As a small public college, Purchase is proud to introduce students to the level of expertise provided by the Durst Distinguished Lectures. The roster of current and past Durst Lecturers have won an impressive array of the highest level of literary honors, including National Book Awards, MacArthur Foundation Grants, Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, and Man Booker Prizes for Fiction.
This season of Durst Distinguished Lectures will continue with Tamara Payne on Oct. 21 and Kaitlyn Greenidge on Nov. 9 in virtual programs. Lynda Barry, the leading cartoonist, painter, and writer, will be featured at an in-person and simulcast event on Oct. 28. Ms. Barry was selected as this year’s Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature.
The Durst Distinguished Lecture Series and the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature are funded by the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature Endowment. The mission of the Durst programs is to infuse the experience and intellect of leading writers into the Purchase community, while providing diverse opportunities for these writers to interact with students and influence campus life.
For more information, please visit: https://www.purchase.edu/academics/school-of-humanities/lectures/durst-distinguished-lectures/; call 914.251.6550, or email [email protected].