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Publishers Weekly On The Sympathizer

“This spring’s most-anticipated debut novels shake up traditional notions: Ben Metcalf takes on language and Southern culture; Viet Thanh Nguyen offers a new account…(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)

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)

Viet sells novel The Sympathizer to Grove/Atlantic

Viet sells his novel to the storied publisher Grove/Atlantic. Here’s the news from Publishers Marketplace: New deals for December 5, 2013 Debut Viet Thanh…(read more)

Viet’s Interview on Vietnamese Art

In the most recent issue of Arts Illustrated, Viet Thanh Nguyen was interviewed to discuss his personal journey as a writer, his work on identity and the…(read more)

Viet Receives Asia Research Institute Fellowship

The Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore granted Viet a three-month Visiting Senior Research Fellowship. He will be in residence at…(read more)

Viet wins USC Provost’s Prize for Teaching with Technology

USC Dornsife professors each take a 2013 Provost’s Prize for Teaching With Technology for research in which their students use diving computers and easily…(read more)

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Nguyen and Hoskins Receive $200,000 Luce Grant for Transpacific Studies

The Henry Luce Foundation awarded Viet Nguyen and his colleague, Janet Hoskins, a $200,000 Luce Grant for 2011-2014 to develop a Center for Transpacific…(read more)

Interview with Vien Dong Daily News

Anvi Hoàng of Viet Dong Daily News interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen; originally published in Vietnamese in print and online on viendongdailynews.com (part one, part…(read more)

Viet Receives American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

The American Council of Learned Societies granted Viet a research fellowship for academic year 2011-2012 to work on his scholarly book about war and…(read more)

Viet wins Mellon Mentoring Award for Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students

The USC Mellon Mentoring Awards honor individual faculty for helping build a supportive academic environment at USC through faculty-to-student and faculty-to-faculty mentoring. Viet was one…(read more)