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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 for entertainment and then left on a bus seat for the next lucky person to pick up and enjoy, forgotten by most after their season has passed. Others stick around,… (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)

“The Refugees” by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The DC Public Library published a discussion guide for The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen, along with responses from D.C. residents.  For those reading The…(read more)

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Pulitzer prize-winning author discusses refugee identity, storytelling

Aaron Baker of Michigan Daily reports on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s lecture about refugees and the Vietnamese perspective at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Pulitzer Prize-winning…(read more)

Niente muore mai. Il Vietnam e la memoria della guerra

The Italian edition of Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen is now available on Amazon.  «Se l’anima…(read more)

Celeste Ng, Jon Meacham, and Other National Book Fest Participants Recommend Books for Washingtonians

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced was listed as a recommendation from speakers at the Library of Congress on the September issue of the Washingtonian.…(read more)

Leah Franqui Recommends A Reading List About Culture Shock

Lea Franqui lists The Sympathizer on her list of books about Culture Shock in this feature for Electric Lit.  I moved to Mumbai, India…(read more)

Claire Polders: The Masterclass Report

Writer Claire Polders reports on the workshop led by Viet Thanh Nguyen at the American Library in Paris. Yesterday, along with some twenty other writers,…(read more)

9 GREAT AMERICAN NOVELS BY AUTHORS BORN IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Emily Temple of the Literary Hub lists The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen in her list of nine American novels by foreign authors.  First…(read more)

Modern Language Association Publishes Forum on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Work

The Modern Language Association publishes a forum of articles on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s books in the PMLA March 2018 issue.      Articles Included: Slips…(read more)

The René Wellek Prize Citations 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War co-wins the 2017 Rene Wellek Prize with Jeffrey Cohen’s Stone. The Rene…(read more)

READY TO READ THE MOST CELEBRATED AND BEST VIETNAM WAR BOOKS?

Tracy Sharpley reviews the best books about the Vietnam War for BookRiot and lists The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen in the fiction category. …(read more)