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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 of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story collection, she combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice to mine the… (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)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks immigration, refugees at UMD lecture

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks at the University of Maryland about refugees and their stories in this article for The Diamondback. A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist…(read more)

Living Writers Returns with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Andrew Kish of The Colgate Maroon-News reports on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s visit to Colgate University for its annual Living Writers program. Living Writer Author…(read more)

ALANApalooza Brings Community Together

Bao Nguyen of Colgate Maroon-News reports on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s lecture about refugees during ALANApalooza, an annual cultural event at Colgate University.   This year’s…(read more)

REVIEW: Lecture: Race, War, and Refugees with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Fareah Fysudeen reports on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s reading and discussion of his books at the University of Michigan in this article for [art]seen.  Viet…(read more)