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 Books Will We Still Be Reading in 10 Years? It’s mid-September, 2019, and we’re beginning to see the light (or to be slightly more accurate, the infinite pulsing darkness) at the… (read more)

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…(read more)


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)

YBCA 2019 Summit

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts honors Viet Thanh Nguyen for their YBCA 100 list for 2019. Every year, Yerba Buena Center for the…(read more)


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)

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)

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)

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)


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)

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)

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)

Author! Author!

Philip Cu-Unjieng writes in The Philippine Star about the unlikely circumstances that brought him and Viet Thanh Nguyen together. When Pulitzer Prize for Fiction…(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)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Ci riteniamo umani ma siamo tutti crudeli

Alessandro Martini and Maurizio Francesconi write about The Refugees for Corrier Torino(read more)