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Viet in a video conversation with his editor, Peter Blackstock

Check out Viet talking with his brilliant editor, Peter Blackstock, about The Sympathizer.(read more)

A Dark, Funny—and Vietnamese—Look at the War

NPR’s Arun Rath interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for the radio show, All Things Considered. Click here to listen to the audio version of this…(read more)

LA Times Interviews Viet

Viet Thanh Nguyen tackles Vietnam War’s aftermath in ‘The Sympathizer’ Author Viet Thanh Nguyen (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times) Much of Viet Thanh…(read more)

Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of The Sympathizer

Evelyn Ch’ien interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on his debut novel, The Sympathizer. This interview was originally published in Hyphen Magazine.     Sitting in a…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Tackles War’s Aftermath in The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Jessica Gelt for the Los Angeles Times. Much of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, “The Sympathizer” (Grove: 371…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The TNB Self-Interview

Viet Thanh Nguyen interviews himself for The Nervous Breakdown’s fiction self-interview series. Testing, testing. I think it’s on.   I love Vietnamese food. Just…(read more)

Bloom – Q&A With Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Terry Hong, writer of BookDragon, a book review blog for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. This interview was…(read more)

The Omnivoracious Interview with Viet on The Sympathizer

Viet talks with Omnivoracious about some of his personal history and how the war shaped him; his relationship to Asian American and African American literature;…(read more)

“Dark and Exciting Debut”: Wall Street Journal on the Sympathizer

The Wall Street Journal calls Viet’s novel a “dark and exciting debut.” The Departed A scene from the evacuation of Saigon in 1975. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES…(read more)

The Amazon Book Review – An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Debut Author of The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Sara Nelson, the Editorial Director of This interview was originally posted on Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review.  **********…(read more)

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Win a signed first edition of The Sympathizer!

Viet is the editor of diaCRITICS, the leading online source for news on Vietnamese and diasporic arts, culture, and politics. Subscribe to diaCRITICS for…(read more)

“An Absurdist Tour de Force”: NY Times Reviews Sympathizer

Philip Caputo, whose memoir A Rumor of War is a major account of the Vietnam War, reviews Viet’s novel for the front page of…(read more)

“A New Classic of War Fiction”: WaPo reviews The Sympathizer

“A new classic of war fiction” is what Ron Charles, the lead reviewer for the Washington Post, calls Viet’s novel in this March 31st,…(read more)

Debut Author Snapshot: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Goodreads.  “I am a spy, a sleeper, a spook, a man of two faces.” In his debut…(read more)

The Sympathizer Debuts in LA at Skylight Books on April 10th

Join Viet for the debut of his novel at Skylight Books in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles! Date: Friday, April 10th, 7:30PM Address: 1818…(read more)

Library Journal: Starred Review for The Sympathizer

“Breathtakingly cynical,” “powerful, thought-provoking work,” “hard to believe this effort…is a debut,” “right up there with Denis Johnson’s Tree of Smoke,” “a big, bold…(read more)