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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 debate over the country’s policies toward immigrants and deportation policies, a group of panelists spoke of the complexity of being displaced and struggling for identity in the country they sought refuge…. (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)

“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)

Meet Viet Thanh Nguyen in Paris on July 4, 8, or 15

Viet Thanh Nguyen returns to the American Library in Paris to talk about The Displaced and hold two workshops, beginning July 4th.  Evenings with…(read more)