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    May 30| Academic Dates
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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Martha Ronk

Martha Ronk
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BA Wellesley College, PhD Yale University. Author of more than ten books of poetry, among which State of Mind (1995), Eyetrouble (1998), Why/Why Not (2002), In a Landscape of Having to Forget (2004) and the forthcoming Vertigo, winner of the 2006 National Poetry Series Open Competition. Her In a Landscape of Having to Forget received PEN USA's 2005 Literary Award for poetry. She has also published numerous articles on Shakespeare and is the Irma and Jay Price Professor of English at Occidental College.

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