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VIET’S APPEARANCES

Catch Viet at one of these appearances in the coming months and say hello! He will be presenting on his academic work or, at the literary events, reading from and talking about his most recent books: the novel The Sympathizer (2015), the cultural history Nothing Ever Dies (2016), the short story collection The Refugees (2017), and the children’s book Chicken of the… (read more)


Viet Thanh Nguyen has just become the first Asian-American member of the Pulitzer Board.

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins the Pulitzer Prize board as its first Vietnamese-American member. A big congratulations to Viet Thanh Nguyen, who is joining the Pulitzer…(read more)

JANM PRESENTS TRANCENDIENTS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: CHALLENGING BORDERS

Viet Thanh Nguyen gives a keynote speech at the “Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders” for the Japanese American Nation Museum The Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging…(read more)

2020 LITERATURE AWARD WINNERS

Viet Thanh Nguyen was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for the 2020 Arts and Letters Award in Literature for exceptional…(read more)

Author Việt Thanh Nguyễn discusses Asian American representation in the media

Jane Nguyen covers Viet Thanh Nguyen’s lecture at the 2020 David Nishida and Tina Yamano Nishida Distinguished Lecture and SEASON Conference for the Daily…(read more)

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Magnus Alsne writes about Viet Thanh Nguyen’s lecture at Uppsala University for the university. I sin hyllade debutroman Sympatisören ger Viet Thanh Nguyen nya…(read more)

Feb. 6, 2020: William F. Lee and Viet Thanh Nguyen to receive AALDEF 2020 Justice in Action Awards

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund honors Viet Thanh Nguyen with the Justice in Action award at their Lunar New Year Gala.…(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)

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)

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)

‘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)

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)

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)

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)