My demon Vietnam: Viet Thanh Nguyen, “Sympathizer”

Maciej Kedziak reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published by Onet Kultura. Przyznanie tej książce Nagrody Pulitzera sprawiło, że temat, którego dotyczy, stał się…(read more)

Radcliffe Magazine Reviews “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War”

This review of “Nothing Ever Dies” appears in the summer 2016 edition of Harvard University’s Radcliffe Magazine.  While Viet Thanh Nguyen’s stirring argument for…(read more)

A Satirical and Political Indictment of the Vietnam War

Gautam Bhatia reviews The Sympathizer for The Wire India. Nguyen understands that the sheer magnitude of the destruction from the war cannot be effectively…(read more)

Memories of Vietnam in Memoriam

Micharl Orr reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War for Origins. How do people talk about wars they…(read more)

Two Sides of the Coin

Helmi Yusof reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer for Business Times Singapore. Earlier this year, Vietnamese-American novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen had millions of readers across…(read more)

Reconsidering the Work of a Chinese Immigrant Writer of the 1930s

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Hua Hsu’s A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific. Originally posted as a New York Times Book Review…(read more)

The Sympathizer: Different Perspectives of the Vietnam War

Sudarshan Purohit of the New Indian Express reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel, The Sympathizer. They say history is written by the victors. In the…(read more)

Story vs. History: Competing Ambitions in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s THE SYMPATHIZER

Matt Matros reviews The Sympathizer for Ploughshares at Emerson College. Like many Gen-Xers, I don’t know as much as I should about the Vietnam…(read more)

The Moderate Voice Reviews Nothing Ever Dies

Shaun Mullen of The Moderate Voice reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s book, Nothing Ever Dies. Every American generation, it seems, has its own war. My…(read more)

Sympathizers and Innocents

Marc Eliot Stein reviews two new novels by Viet Thanh Nguyen and Dana Spiotta. Originally published on Literary Kicks. I recently enjoyed two new…(read more)

Pultizer-winning ‘Sympathizer’ is Most Readworthy

Rob Neufield reviews The Sympathizer for Citizen-Times. “The Sympathizer,” arcs between the dual implications of being an ally and a spy. Its author, Viet Thanh…(read more)

A Right Way to Remember?

Jonathan Mirsky reviews both Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War and Christopher Goscha’s The Penguin History of Modern…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Great American Novels: The Woman Warrior and China Men

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior and China Men. The following article was originally posted by the Los Angeles Times…(read more)

Nilanjana S. Roy: Unequal Memories

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer, is reviewed by Nilanjana S. Roy for Business Standard India. Here is one way to know who…(read more)

To Understand the Vietnam Story, Read ‘The Sympathizer’, as the Pulitzer Prize Jury Did

Jai Arjun Singh reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer for I am a man of two faces, and also a man of two…(read more)

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)