Reviews

America Bound

Cab Tran reviews The Sympathizer for the Missoula Independent. The Vietnam War produced a staggering number of literary works. Go into any bookstore and…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Is a Lucid and Robust Voice for the Forgotten

Matthew Snider reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War for PopMatters. Near the beginning of Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen…(read more)

Publishers Weekly on Nothing Ever Dies

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War is reviewed by Publishers Weekly. Vietnam-born, American-raised Nguyen (The Sympathizer), an associate professor of English…(read more)

Briefly Noted: Nothing Ever Dies

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War is reviewed in The New Yorker‘s ‘Briefly Noted’ section. The winner of this year’s Pulitzer…(read more)

Mekong Review: More Than Just Memory

Patrick Deer reviews both The Sympathizer and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War for the Mekong Review. In a recent interview, the…(read more)

Pulitzer Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Explores War and its Aftermath

Elizabeth Rosner of the San Francisco Chronicle reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. “All wars are fought twice,” writes Viet…(read more)

Vietnam Full Disclosure Reviews Nothing Ever Dies

Stephen Cohen reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War for Vietnam Full Disclosure. Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Viet Thanh Nguyen, in…(read more)

8Books Reviews Nothing Ever Dies

Lily Wong of 8asians reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. The second book out from author Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever…(read more)

Maclean’s Editor’s Pick: Nothing Ever Dies

Brian Bethune reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War for Maclean’s. Memory is much on our minds now in regard to…(read more)

Booklist Gives Nothing Ever Dies a Starred Review

Donna Seaman reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War for Booklist. Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer (2015), a complex tale of…(read more)

The Guardian: The Sympathizer is ‘A Bold, Artful Debut’

Randy Boyagoda reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer, for The Guardian. This hot and sprawling tale captures the horror and absurdity of the…(read more)

ArtsHub Reviews The Sympathizer

A compelling spy story, a black comedy, a war story, The Sympathizer is also a piercing, revealing look at American attitudes to Asia and…(read more)

Library Journal Reviews Nothing Ever Dies

Joshua Wallace of the Library Journal reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. What does it mean to remember a war?…(read more)

Kirkus Reviews: Nothing Ever Dies is “Powerful”

Kirkus Reviews calls Viet’s new book “powerful,” in the first pre-publication review of Nothing Ever Dies, coming out in April from Harvard University Press.…(read more)

The Irish Times: Crime Fiction Reviews

Declan Burke features The Sympathizer on their list of crime fiction reviews. Read the rest of the article on The Irish Times.The Sympathizer (Corsair,…(read more)

Review of Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives. Originally posted as a New York Times Sunday Book Review on February 19, 2016. Kat Danhoff is a…(read more)