Reviews

Vietnam War Revisited by Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Peter Pierce reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s three latest works, Nothing Ever Dies, The Sympathizer, and The Refugees, for The Australian. Last year, not long after the publication of his Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen released a nonfiction analysis, impassioned yet forensic, of ‘‘Vietnam and the memory of war’’. This book is titled… (read more)


Star Tribune: The Refugees

Tom Zelman reviews The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Uprooted populations, filling enclaves in First World cities or subsisting…(read more)

Post-War Americans

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new collection of short stories, The Refugees, paints subtle portraits of the many shades of ‘refugee’. The following review by Jason…(read more)

The Refugees: Rough Crossings

A collection of short stories delicately captures the traumas and triumphs of the migrant experience. The following review by Fatima Bhutto originally appeared in…(read more)

SF Chronicle Reviews The Refugees

Rayyan Al-Shawaf of the San Francisco Chronicle reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new short story collection, The Refugees. If you’re still unconvinced that “nothing ever…(read more)

Monocle Arts Review: The Refugees

John Mitchinson and Matt Alagiah discuss Viet Thanh Nguyen’s short story collection, The Refugees, along with new releases from Clover Stroud and Jacob Polley…(read more)

Publishers Weekly Gives The Refugees Starred Review

Nat Sobel of Publishers Weekly reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new short story collection, The Refugees. Each searing tale in Nguyen’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-winning…(read more)

The New Yorker: Refugees in America

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Viet Thanh Nguyen tells stories about people poised between their devastated homeland and their affluent adopted country. The following review was…(read more)

Amid Era of Trumpism, Immigrant Tales of People not Politics

Anthony Domestico, a correspondent of the Boston Globe, reviews The Refugees. We’re in a moment of political turmoil. Whatever Trumpism is, it has tapped…(read more)

‘The Refugees’ Review: Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Timely Story Collection

Marion Winik reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s short story collection, The Refugees, for Newsday. The mainstreaming of xenophobia that occurred during the last election cycle is…(read more)

Pulitzer-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Makes ‘The Refugees’ Human

May-lee Chai reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees for Dallas News. At a time when paranoia about refugees and migrants has reached a new…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Refugees’ Couldn’t Come at a Better Time

Megan Mayhew Bergman of the Washington Post reviews The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new short story collection. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new collection of stories,…(read more)

The Refugees: Stories of Anger, Humour and Hope

Set in Vietnam and among the Vietnamese communities of California, this accomplished collection from Pulitzer-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen sees characters face up to…(read more)

Alice Walker on The Sympathizer

Author and activist Alice Walker shares her thoughts on The Sympathizer. The following article was originally published on her official website. Was the Civil…(read more)

Pulitzer Winner Puts San Jose in Literary Spotlight

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s forthcoming collection The Refugees includes the short story, War Years, which recalls the bustling market his parents ran in San Jose.…(read more)

Shelf Awareness: The Refugees

Jen Forbus reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s short story collection, The Refugees, for Shelf Awareness.  Following his Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel, The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh…(read more)