Reviews

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 Scroll.in. 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)

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)