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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, I attended the workshop led by Viet Thanh Nguyen at the American Library in Paris. I was not alone in my nervousness. We writers exchanged encouraging smiles, then names, and soon felt more at… (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)

Viet Thanh Nguyen elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and USC professor Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Barack Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, and Tom Hanks in being elected to the American Academy…(read more)

Introducing The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their experiences, and…(read more)

April Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced is featured in The Millions list of the most anticipated books for the month of April. We wouldn’t dream of abandoning…(read more)

This refugee’s stories relatable to all Americans

Rege Behe, ahead of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s appearance at Carnegie Music Hall on April 9, discusses the author’s experiences as a refugee for The Tribune-Review.…(read more)

61 unmissable books to read this spring

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced is listed in Stylist’s spring book list. Original article by Francesca Brown published on Stylist.  The Bank Holiday season…(read more)

Remembering Refugees’ Stories

Jaehun Lee of BC’s student newspaper The Heights reflects on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s appearance at the college as part of the Lowell Humanities Series. Viet Thanh…(read more)

A Vietnamese haunting in America

Andy Kerstetter of Idaho Mountain Express discusses The Sympathizer and Viet Thanh Nguyen’s experiences as a young refugee. No matter what he did, Viet Thanh Nguyen has always…(read more)

Complete fiction: why ‘the short story renaissance’ is a myth

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees is listed as a notable short story collection in this article for The Guardian. Article by Chris Power originally…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Talks Parking Lots and Refugees at The Egyptian

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer and refugees at The Egyptian Theatre. Original article by Harrison Berry published on Boise Weekly. On stage before…(read more)

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on the struggles of being a refugee in America

Entertainment Weekly discusses Viet Thanh Nguyen’s role as editor for The Displaced. Article by David Canfield originally published by Entertainment Weekly. For his next…(read more)

Spies Like Us: A Professor Undercover in the Literary Marketplace

Timothy K. August discusses The Sympathizer and other novels by Viet Thanh Nguyen in this review for Literature Interpretation Theory.  Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer…(read more)

Nguyen, Soll named University Professors

USC Dornsife faculty members Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jacob Soll are recognized by USC President C. L. Max Nikias for outstanding leadership in their…(read more)

How Viet Thanh Nguyen found his voice

Colleen Walsh writes about Viet Thanh Nguyen’s discussion about identity, politics, and politics in his books Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.  Pulitzer Prize-winning…(read more)