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The 20 Best Novels of the Decade

Jonny Diamond, editor of LitHub lists The Sympathizer as one of Literary Hub‘s best novel of the decade. Friends, it’s true: the end of the decade approaches. It’s been a difficult, anxiety-provoking, morally compromised decade, but at least it’s been populated by some damn fine literature. We’ll take our silver linings where we can. So,… (read more)


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‘SYMPATHIZER’ AUTHOR GIVES HIGH SCHOOLERS AWARD-WINNING INSIGHTS

Viet Thanh Nguyen captivates the audience of students at Lake City High School auditorium and talks about identity struggle, privilege, and power. The slow,…(read more)

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REFUGEE, AUTHOR VIET THANH NGUYEN CAPTIVATES AT IDAHO HUMANITIES COUNCIL LECTURE

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks at the Idaho Humanities Council’s 16th annual North Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner in The Coeur d’Alene Resort. COEUR…(read more)

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New Honorary Doctors Appointed at Uppsala University

Viet Thanh Nguyen is appointed a honorary doctorate by Uppsala University. The nine faculties at Uppsala University have decided on who they wish to…(read more)

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Zadie Smith, in Conversation with Viet Nguyen, to discuss Grand Union

Zadie Smith will be in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.  A dazzling collection of short fiction.  Zadie Smith has established herself as one…(read more)

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The 10 Best Debut Novels of the Decade

In this article by Emily Temple for the Literary Hub, Temple discusses about the best debut novels of the past decade, including THE SYMPATHIZER.…(read more)

CHICKEN OF THE SEA Coming Soon

A band of intrepid chickens leave behind the boredom of farm life, joining the crew of the pirate ship Pitiless to seek fortune and glory on…(read more)

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Le Colonial is an Orientalist specter

In this article by Soleil Ho for the San Francisco Chronicle, Soleil and Viet discuss enduring colonial fantasies and misbegotten nostalgia over plates of…(read more)

The power of narrative and representation

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his stories on representation, voices and refugees at the Department of State’s Asian-American Foreign Affairs Association keynote event in this…(read more)

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Announcing Viet Nguyen and Walter Mosley in Conversation

At the Peltz Theater on September 5th at 8pm, Author Walter Mosley and Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss Mosley’s newest book: Elements of Fiction. Walter…(read more)

A different view of the war in Vietnam: Viet Thanh Nguyen at the Book Fair

Chiara Manetti discusses Viet Thanh Nguyen’s remarks at the Turin Book Fair for this article in Futura News. La Guerra in Vietnam raccontata da…(read more)

The Pulitzer Prize Viet Thanh Nguyen at the Book Fair: “I am censored in Vietnam”

Manuela Marascio discusses Viet Thanh Nguyen’s remarks of the Vietnam War at the Turin Book Fair in this article for Torin Oggi. L’autore dell’acclamato…(read more)

Struggling to find a place, refugee writers speak for themselves

Thy Vo discusses refugee writers and The Displaced by Viet Thanh Nguyen in this article for The Mercury News. OAKLAND — Amid a national…(read more)

The Displaced Listed on Entropy and Star Tribune 2018 Best Books List

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced is listed on Entropy’s Best of 2018: Nonfiction Books and Star Tribune’s Holiday Books List.  The Displaced: Refugee Writers…(read more)

A CENTURY OF READING: THE 10 BOOKS THAT HAVE DEFINED THE 2010S (SO FAR)

Emily Temple lists Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer in LitHub‘s ten books that have defined the 2010s.  Some books are flashes in the pan,…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Calls for More Marginalized Communities’ Voices in Literature

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from The Refugees and speaks on the need for marginalized communities’ narrative voices at Cornell University.  Refugee and Pulitzer Prize…(read more)