Viet Thanh Nguyen

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  1. nan merritt
    Apr 26 -

    The war in Vietnam was /is a milestone in my life. As an anti war American having graduated high school in 1964 and just recently visited Vietnam for the first time. This book is a revelation, filled with the hard truths that we failed to understand about the war, the American’s role and the disastrous effects on the Vietnamese people.
    Thank you so much for this incredible book.

    • admin
      Apr 27 -

      Thanks, Nan Merritt, for your kind comments about The Sympathizer. I’m glad the book was meaningful for you.

  2. Just read your oped in the NYT. It presents a nuanced position on the war. Personally I was opposed and left the States in ’69. Your family left Vietnam as refugees somewhat later. But the military industrial establishment continues.

    • admin
      Apr 27 -

      Thanks for your comment, Mr. Hillstrom. While forty years have elapsed, it does seem that war remains embedded in American society.

  3. Andres Vart
    Apr 04 -

    Thank you for your work. And congratulations!!

    • admin
      Apr 04 -

      Thanks for the thoughtful post on the limits of the Caputo review. It does indeed overlook a great deal of writing by Vietnamese and Vietnamese Americans, including Tran Van Dinh, Le Ly Hayslip, Monique Truong, Andrew Lam, Andrew X. Pham, lê thi diem thúy, Nam Le, Vincent Lam and Kim Thuy (they’re Canadian but at least North American), Aimee Phan, Dao Strom, Nguyen Qui Duc, Mai Elliot, Lan Cao, Barbara Tran, Truong Tran, Mong Lan.

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