Join us on Saturday, May 18, 1 p.m., at Buffalo Street Books for a reading by Vietnamese-American novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, in conversation with Jack Wang, Chair of the Ithaca College Department of Writing. Ithaca City of Asylum, together with Ithaca Welcomes Refugees, is co-sponsoring the event.
Viet Thanh Nguyen, who won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Sympathizer, recently called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their experiences. The result is The Displaced, a powerful dispatch from the individual lives behind current headlines.
These essays reveal moments of uncertainty, resilience in the face of trauma, and a re-imagining of identity, forming a compelling look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge. The Displaced is also a commitment: ABRAMS will donate 10 percent of the cover price of this book, a minimum of $25,000 annually, to the International Rescue Committee, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid, relief, and resettlement to refugees and other victims of oppression or violent conflict.