Reviews

Literary Review: Short Cuts – Viet Thanh Nguyen, April Ayers Lawson, Roxane Gay, Ottessa Moshfegh

Jude Cook reviews short stories by Viet Thanh Nguyen, April Ayers Lawson, Roxane Gay, and Ottessa Moshfegh. Originally published by The Literary Review.  It…(read more)

Cover of The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

What Comes After the Trauma of Fleeing: ‘The Refugees’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jasmine Lee Ehrhardt reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Refugees’. Originally published by ZYZZYVA, a San Francisco Journal of Arts and Letters. The Refugees (224 pages;…(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)

‘The sympathizer’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen: a total work

Lorenzo Mazzoni reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally published by il Fatto Quotidiano. Dopo aver concluso il folgorante, magnifico, indimenticabile Il simpatizzante, di Viet…(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)

The Refugees Review: Insight Into Belonging Without Losing Identity

Eileen Battersby of the Irish Times reviews The Refugees. A Vietnamese woman living again with her now widowed mother recalls the terror of being…(read more)

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…(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)

Stellar nonfiction chosen by the National Book Critics Circle

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War” nominated as a nonfiction finalist in the 2016 National Book Critics Circle.…(read more)