Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen, University Professor, Aerol Arnold Chair of English and professor of English, American studies and ethnicity and comparative literature, has been chosen as the 2023–24 Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard University. The Norton Professorship recognizes individuals “of extraordinary talent who, in addition to their particular expertise, have the gift of wide dissemination and wise expression.” Past honorees include T.S. Eliot, Jorge Luis Borges and Czeslaw Milosz. As a recipient of the honor, Nguyen will deliver six lectures over the course of the academic year.