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Building Asian American Studies across the community college classroom presents
Moderated by Nita Noveno (English, BMCC)
This event is free and open to the public
Born and raised in the Philippines, Jessica Hagedorn is the author of Toxicology, Dream Jungle,
The Gangster Of Love, and Dogeaters, which won the American Book Award and was a finalist
for the National Book Award in fiction. Other publications include Danger And Beauty, a
collection of poetry and prose, and Burning Heart: A Portrait Of The Philippines. Prizes and
honors include the Guggenheim Fiction Fellowship, the Hewlett, Gerbode Foundation Playwriting
Fellowship, and the Philippine National Book Award for Manila Noir.
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer
Prize for Fiction. Other honors include the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Andrew Carnegie
Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction. His other
books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War and Race and Resistance:
Literature and Politics in Asian America. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of
American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.
For more information, contact Professor Soniya Munshi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 220-8000 ext. 5260.