MONTHLY ARCHIVES : November, 2016

“Chicken of the Sea”: A Multigenerational Collaboration

Melat Ermyas covers the reading of Chicken of the Sea at Elliot Bay Book Company and how Viet Thanh Nguyen talks to his son…(read more)

‘Chicken of the Sea’ is a wacky collaboration between two acclaimed Vietnamese-American artists and their kids

Michael Berry writes about the creative process between Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui, and their children that lead to Chicken of the Sea for…(read more)

“Han talar klarspråk, utan att kompromissa litterärt”

Viktoria Jäderling reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees in this article for Aftonbladet. Viet Thanh Nguyens noveller om flykt och identitet mitt emellan Vietnam…(read more)

Recension: “Flyktingar” av Viet Thanh Nguyen

Ulf Karl Olov Nilsson reviews The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen in this article for Göteborgs-Posten. Hans debutroman var en fascinerande blick på Vietnamkriget…(read more)

Suveräna noveller om vietnameser i USA

Mikael Timm reviews The Refugees for Sveriges Radio. 2016 kom romanen Sympatisören om livet bland vietnameser i USA. Den blev ett stort genombrott för Viet Thanh…(read more)

Every Moment With My Son Is an Act of Creation

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about being a son, a father, and about parenthood as an act of creativity and creation in this op-ed for…(read more)

‘Chicken Of The Sea’ Is So Wacky — Of Course It Was Created By Kids

Samantha Balaban writes about an interview Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ellison Nguyen, and illustrators, Thi Bui and Hien Bui-Stafford had with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the…(read more)

Best of The Decade

The Sympathizer is recognized across various literary sites as one of the best books of the decade. Literary Hub‘s Best of the Decade: What…(read more)

How ‘Watchmen’s’ misunderstanding of Vietnam undercuts its vision of racism

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about how HBO’s Watchmen fails its Vietnamese characters in this op-ed for The Washington Post. Alert: Spoilers exist below. Vietnamese…(read more)

101 books from the 2010s that you need to read

The Sympathizer is recognized on Insider’s list of 101 books that defined the decade. Thousands of books are released every year, but not every story has…(read more)