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The Wheeler Column: Interview with BA and Ph.D Alum Viet Thanh Nguyen

Earlier this year, B.A. and Ph.D alumnus Viet Thanh Nguyen published his first novel, The Sympathizer, to great critical esteem. The novel, heralded by Maxine Hong…(read more)

Books and Arts: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Book and Arts’ hosts,  Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski, about his debut novel The Sympathizer, a gripping…(read more)

The Sympathizer Makes it to Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction of 2015

The Sympathizer Makes it to Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction of 2015 Publishers Weekly says that “Putting together our Best Books of 2015 list was…(read more)

NY Times Review: ‘The Sympathizer,’ a Novel About a Soldier, Spy and Film Consultant

The New York Times first reviewed The Sympathizer in April, when it came out. Now the NYT reviews the book again–a surprise, given that…(read more)

Late Night Live: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Vietnamese American Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his debut novel , The Sympathizer, a spy thriller about politics and wartime memories with ABC’s Late Night…(read more)

The Sympathizer Makes the First Novel Prize Short List

The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1 and December 31 of the award year.…(read more)

Tom’s Book Club: Viet Nguyen at Chevalier’s Books

For the next installment of Tom’s Book Club, we will have a live event featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer (Grove/Atlantic, April 2015), in conversation…(read more)

By Heart: Viet Thanh Nguyen On Finding Inspiration In Other Books

The Atlantic presents By Heart, a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses how his novel The Sympathizer is…(read more)

Anger in the Asian American Novel: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Paul Tran sits down with Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the bestselling novel The Sympathizer. In this interview from The Margins, Tran and Nguyen talk…(read more)

For Readers, Writing Is a Process of ‘Emotional Osmosis’

The author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses how his novel The Sympathizer is the product of decades of enjoying other works. This article was originally published…(read more)

A Different Kind of War Novel – Talking to Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of “The Sympathizer”

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Chris Schluep of the Amazon Book Review on his novel The Sympathizer.     One of our favorite books…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Anger in the Asian American Novel

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of bestselling novel The Sympathizer talks with Paul Tran about reshaping histories of the Vietnam War and finding humanity in the…(read more)

‘The Sympathizer:’ A Very Different Look at the Vietnam War

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Keri Miller about his novel The Sympathizer on MPR News. You can listen to the full interview here. Whenever Viet…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thahn Nguyen Discusses Debut Novel “The Sympathizer”

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Kojo Nnamdi, host of the Kojo Nnamdi Show. Listen to the full interview here or read the transcript…(read more)

The Leonard Lopate Show: Escaping the Vietnam War, But Getting Close to the Enemy

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his debut novel, The Sympathizer, which examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we…(read more)

KQED Interviews Viet, Andrew Lam and Aimee Phan

April 30th marked the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Viet did a number of interviews, including this one with writers…(read more)