MONTHLY ARCHIVES : November, 2014

Ferguson: From a Millimeter to a Mile

Michael Eric Dyson’s “Where Do We Go after Ferguson?” made diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen think about how hard it is to change attitudes about race. …(read more)

Library Journal Reviews The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer is featured on Barbara’s Picks for the Library Journal.   After a long, long war, April 1975 saw the…(read more)

Advance Praise for The Sympathizer

“Magisterial. A disturbing, fascinating and darkly comic take on the fall of Saigon and its aftermath and a powerful examination of guilt and betrayal. The Sympathizer is…(read more)

Transpacific Studies now available!

Viet Nguyen and Janet Hoskins co-edit a new anthology on Transpacific Studies, a rising academic field that explores  connections across and through the Pacific.…(read more)

Cemetery Honors Vietnamese Who Fought Alongside U.S. Troops

Ngoc Nguyen of New America Media reports on the first National South Vietnamese cemetery for Vietnamese veterans. This story was a collaboration between New America…(read more)

Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field, edited by Janet Hoskins and Viet Nguyen. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2014. Buy the book here. The…(read more)

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The “Real Personages” of The Sympathizer

The author writes about the real people who appear in his forthcoming novel, The Sympathizer. I received the copyedited manuscript of my novel today. Attached…(read more)

On Writing The Sympathizer

Viet Nguyen’s novel, THE SYMPATHIZER, will be published in April 2015. Here he talks about why he wrote it. The novel, THE SYMPATHIZER, begins…(read more)

The Sympathizer

PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION * EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL * ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE * FIRST NOVEL PRIZE, CENTER FOR…(read more)