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Singapore Unbound: The Refugees

Andrea Yew of Singapore Unbound examines the themes of identity, displacement, and…(read more)

Cover of The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Dawn: The Refugees

Dawn’s Hurmat Kazmi reviews the short stories within Viet Thanh…(read more)

Ny Tid Reviews The Refugees

Birgitte Gustava Røthe Bjørnøy of Ny Tid reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The…(read more)

Back to school: Vietnam at both ends

Philippe Chevilley reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published…(read more)

The Great Vietnam War Novel Was Not Written by an American

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes on the many Vietnamese-American works ignored…(read more)

In Praise of Doubt and Uselessness

The following article by Viet Thanh Nguyen was originally published…(read more)

Viet Nguyen Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Viet Thanh…(read more)

International Dublin Literary Award: 2017 Shortlist – General Press Release

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer on the shortlist for the…(read more)

The shock of Pulitzer

Francois Lestavel reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen and…(read more)

Les Lettres Françaises

Telerama: The Sympathizer Review

Nathalie Crom reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally…(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…(read more)

Sydney Morning Herald: The Refugees

Helen Elliot looks into the themes of loss, trauma, and…(read more)

Roxane Gay and Viet Thanh Nguyen at St. Paul’s Church

Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of The Refugees) and Roxane Gay…(read more)

Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Lit: A Primer from Viet Thanh Nguyen

“Sometimes people have said that I give voice to the…(read more)