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Alice Walker on The Sympathizer

Author and activist Alice Walker shares her thoughts on The…(read more)

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Vietnam—and Today

Martin Luther King, Jr., is best known for his speech…(read more)

Pulitzer Winner Puts San Jose in Literary Spotlight

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s forthcoming collection The Refugees includes the short…(read more)

Viet Nguyen on How Winning the Pulitzer Prize Changed His Life

Valerie Takahama interviews author Viet Thanh Nguyen for Orange Coast…(read more)

This Is Hell! On the Limitations of Memory and the Persistence of War

Chuck Mertz, host of This is Hell! podcast, talks with…(read more)

Library Journal Gives The Refugees a Starred Review

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s upcoming collection of stories,  The Refugees, is…(read more)

Pultizer Prize-Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Pulls Back the Mask

Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, who has a new book…(read more)

Refugee Pain: A Review of The Refugees

Rupert Winchester of The Mekong Review reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)

Trump Is a Great Storyteller. We Need to Be Better.

Viet published an op-ed in the New York Times about…(read more)

Charlie Rose Interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his debut novel, “The Sympathizer,” with…(read more)

Kissinger: The View From Vietnam

One of the saddest ironies of my own history is…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Democrats’ Failure and Our Future

This essay by Viet Thanh Nguyen was originally published by…(read more)

National Book Award Finalist Viet Thanh Nguyen Speaks Out on War, Capitalism and Donald Trump

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Jeffrey Fleishman on his…(read more)

The End of the Empire: On Donald Trump’s Victory

This commentary originally appeared in The New York Times on…(read more)