2021: Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn. Her newest novel, Manhattan Beach, was published in October 2017 and was a New York Times bestseller.

Thursday, November 4th at 5:00 PM in 315 Wheeler Hall

Caliban's Curse

2019: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen, University Professor, Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at USC; winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; author of The Syhmpathizer (2015), Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (2016), and The Refugees (2017). 

“Caliban’s Curse”

The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Thursday, April 4