Reviews

The Journal of American History, Vol. 104 No. 1, June 2017

Journal of American History on Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Susan Southard from The Journal of American History reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever…(read more)

Singapore Unbound: The Refugees

Andrea Yew of Singapore Unbound examines the themes of identity, displacement, and trauma in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees. In a time characterized by political instability…(read more)

Cover of The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Dawn: The Refugees

Dawn’s Hurmat Kazmi reviews the short stories within Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees, and comments on its timely publishing. Had he not deservedly won…(read more)

Ny Tid Reviews The Refugees

Birgitte Gustava Røthe Bjørnøy of Ny Tid reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees, noting the well-timed and universality of its themes. Reportes Without Borders kunne i…(read more)

Back to school: Vietnam at both ends

Philippe Chevilley reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published on Les Echos. La guerre du Vietnam revue et corrigée par un étonnant agent…(read more)

The shock of Pulitzer

Francois Lestavel reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen and the Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Originally published by Paris Match.  Deux romanciers passent…(read more)

Les Lettres Françaises

Telerama: The Sympathizer Review

Nathalie Crom reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally published on Telerama.  1975, chute de Saigon. Un agent double fuit aux Etats-Unis et…(read more)

Diplomatic History, Volume 41 Issue 2, April 2017

Diplomatic History Reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Christian G. Appy reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War in Volume 41 of Diplomatic History. Combining cultural analysis, philosophical…(read more)

Sydney Morning Herald: The Refugees

Helen Elliot looks into the themes of loss, trauma, and possibility in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees in this review for The Sydney Morning Herald.…(read more)

8Books Reviews The Refugees

Lily Wong of 8Asians reviews The Refugees. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s newest book, The Refugees, is a luminous collection of eight short stories that takes piercingly…(read more)

Necessary Fiction: The Refugees

Necessary Fiction‘s Emily Hoover reviews The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s newest short story collection. About his 1980 novel Antwerp, Chilean author Roberto Bolaño once…(read more)

The One Book You Need To Read To Understand The Plight Of Refugees

Claire Fallon reviews The Refugees for The Huffington Post’s ‘The Bottom Line’. In nine psychologically evocative short stories, Viet Thanh Nguyen lays bare the…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees: Restrained Cast of Displaced People

James Grainger of the Toronto Star reviews The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s short story collection. In follow-up to award-winning debut The Sympathizer, Nguyen instinctively…(read more)

Reading a Pulitzer Winner’s Stories About Refugees as Particularly Piquant in the Trump Era

Anu Kumar of Scroll.in reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s short story collection, The Refugees. A meme bearing a much-cited Naguib Mahfouz quote has been doing…(read more)

Vietnam War revisited by author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Peter Pierce reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, The Sympathizer, and The Refugees for The Weekend Australian.  Last…(read more)

The Saturday Paper: The Refugees

CR of Australia’s Saturday Paper reviews The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s short story collection. In this sophisticated collection by Vietnamese-American Viet Thanh Nguyen, whose…(read more)