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Isabel Wilkerson in conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen: Portland Book Festival

Thu, November 19 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Purchasing this book entitles you to a ticket to the Portland Book Festival virtual event featuring Isabel Wilkerson in conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen on Thursday, November 19, at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific). By purchasing the book through this link, you will be automatically registered for the virtual event, and Literary Arts will send you an email two days prior to the event containing a link to the event and instructions on how to access it. Your copy of Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents will ship on the day of the event.

About Caste:

Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson’s first book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Lynton History Prize, the Heartland Award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. It was named one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times, USA Today, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and many others. In 2019, Time Magazine named The Warmth of Other Suns to its list of the 10 best nonfiction books of the decade. Wilkerson is the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism and the first African-American to win for individual reporting.  In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded her the National Humanities Medal for "her masterful combination of intimate human narratives with broader societal trends" and for "championing an unsung history." Her most recent book is Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.  
Purchasing Caste through this link entitles you to a ticket to the Portland Book Festival virtual event featuring Isabel Wilkerson in conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen on Thursday, November 19, at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific). By purchasing the book through this link, you will be automatically registered for the virtual event, and Literary Arts will send you an email two days prior to the event containing a link to the event and instructions on how to access it. Your copy of Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents will ship on the day of the event.
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Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America. He has written the novels The Refugees and The Sympathizer, which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards. He is also the author of the nonfiction books The Displaced, Nothing Ever Dies, and Race and Resistance. He has also released the children's book Chicken of the Sea, co-written with his son, Ellison Nguyen. The Aerol Arnold Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, he lives in Los Angeles.

Purchase The Refugees from POWELL'S BOOKS, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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