Reviews

Ghosts of the road, spectres at the feast

This article originally published by The Economist discusses Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new collection of essays by refugee writers, The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. If the world’s 65.6m forcibly displaced people formed their own country, it would be the 21st-largest—smaller than Thailand, but bigger than France. One of the many things that this imaginary nation lacks, in… (read more)


Humo Book Reviews: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Refugees”

The following mini book review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees was originally published by Humo. Nguyens Pulitzer Prize winnende debuut ‘De sympathisant’ deed uitkijken naar zijn…(read more)

Just Buffalo’s BABEL: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Lizzie Finnegan reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Fies: Vietnam and the Memory of War for The Public. “I was born in Vietnam but made in…(read more)

Spies Like Us: A Professor Undercover in the Literary Marketplace

Timothy K. August discusses The Sympathizer and other novels by Viet Thanh Nguyen in this review for Literature Interpretation Theory.  Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer…(read more)

Tellus Folio Review: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Refugees”

Marisa Cecchetti reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees for Tellus Folio. Ci sono tragiche migrazioni che rischiano di essere dimenticate, nel rumore assordante delle fughe attuali da…(read more)

The eyes silent to see the wound

Nguyen Vinh Nguyen reviews The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen for Tuổi Trẻ. TTCT – Ấy là khi con mắt nhìn vào vết thương cộng…(read more)

Nguyen Thanh Viet – Refugees

In this review for Tiếp Thị Thế Giới, Ngân Hà discusses The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Phần lớn người Việt Nam đọc sách, xem…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer: Two Hearts in My Chest

Marius of Buch-Haltung reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published on the Buch-Haltung website. Ich bin ein Spion, ein Schläfer, ein Maulwurf, ein Mann mit…(read more)

21 books we loved in 2017

Amy Wang of Oregon Live reviews The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Viet Thanh Nguyen, “The Refugees” (Grove Atlantic, 240 pages, $16) This collection…(read more)

Best of 2017: 100 recommended books

The San Francisco Chronicle reviews The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen and lists it on its 2017 recommended book list.  The Refugees, by Viet Thanh…(read more)

The Best Reviewed Books of 2017: Short Story Collections

The Literary Hub reviews The Refugees and lists it in Best Reviewed Books of 2017.   4. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen (12 Rave, 5 Positive)…(read more)

Vietnamese-American Pulitzer Prize-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Releases ‘The Refugees’

Hà Thu reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees for VnExpress. Tập truyện ngắn “The Refugees” của Nguyễn Thanh Việt ra mắt ở Việt Nam trong…(read more)

‘The Refugees’ of the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who was born in Vietnam

Tiểu Vũ reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees for Một Thế Giới.   Tác phẩm “Người tị nạn” của nhà văn gốc Việt đoạt giải…(read more)

Top 15 Books by Novelists of Colour Published in 2017

Samira Sawlani reviews The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen for Media Diversified in this 2017 list for Top 15 Books by Novelists of Color.…(read more)

‘The Refugees’ – An Introduction to Viet Thanh Nguyen Literature

Nữ Lâm reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees for Zing. Tập truyện ngắn “Người tị nạn” là tác phẩm đầu tiên của nhà văn đoạt…(read more)

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, Spanish cover

The Sympathizer: Memories that Bite

Tati Jurado reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer for Info Libre. Viet Thanh Nguyen ganó el Pulitzer de ficción tras haber recibido 13 rechazos de diferentes editoriales: “No podemos…(read more)