the sympathizer-new
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction; Winner of the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize; Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Literature Award

Finalist, Edgar Award for Best First Novel; Longlisted, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
A Best or Notable Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Guardian, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly,, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Flavorwire,, Kirkus Reviews, the Globe and Mail and the National Post

“A magnificent feat of storytelling. The Sympathizer is a novel of literary, historical, and political importance.”

–MAXINE HONG KINGSTON, author of The Fifth Book of Peace
“A new classic of war fiction...a cerebral thriller...Nguyen plumbs the loneliness of human life, the costs of fraternity and the tragic limits of our sympathy.”

–RON CHARLES, The Washington Post
“Compares favorably with masters like Conrad, Greene and le  Carré absurdist tour de force that might have been written by a Kafka or Genet.”

–PHILIP CAPUTO, New York Times Book Review