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The Sympathizer

When you are a communist spy working with the Vietnamese Army and Saigon falls … what are you left with?

This edition features Aubrey Hicks, Janet Hoskins, Lisa Schweitzer, and Daivd Sloane …


BONUS – Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s recent works, both fiction and non, are award winning. The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize in the fiction category. Less than a year later, USC Professor Nguyen’s nonfiction book Nothing Ever Dies is on the National Book Awards shortlist. The two were written together over the last 13 years or so, are part of Nguyen’s exploration of the underlying issues of war and the aftermath of war on those countless affected. The themes in both the novel and the nonfiction that follows it are vital to explore when thinking of public policy & governance in a global world.


Rez Life

USC Professor and Novelist, David’s book “blends memoir and history” to render the uniquely beautiful story of the uniquely American places known as reservations.

Featuring Caroline Bhalla, Raphael Bostic, Peter Mancall, and Lisa Schweitzer


BONUS – Interview with David Treuer

In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, Center Director Raphael Bostic interviews David Treuer, the author the book Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life. Part memoir, part history, Treuer writes about reservations within the boundaries of the United States. This book should be an essential read for all Americans. Find out why Treuer decided to write the book, some challenges he faced along the way, and what might be coming next.