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Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 Best Fiction

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 for Best Fiction. WINNER 39,077 votes LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE BY CELESTE NG (GOODREADS AUTHOR) Celeste Ng…(read more)

USC Visions and Voices – A Conversation with John Cho and Viet Thanh Nguyen

John Cho and Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss Asian-American identity during this USC Visions and Voices event. A timely conversation on race, representation, and the…(read more)

The Sympathizer wins the Sofitel Prize for Best Foreign Book

Livres Hebdo reports that The Sympathizer has won the Sofitel Prize for Best Foreign Book, in the category of the novel, for 2017. Le…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2017

MacArthur Genius winner Viet Thanh Nguyen addresses UC Santa Cruz

Mairav Zonszein covers Viet Thanh Nguyen’s appearance at UC Santa Cruz’s Living Writers Series for the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Author and academic Viet Thanh…(read more)

Viet Nguyen Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

The MacArthur Foundation has awarded Viet Thanh Nguyen with a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship for his work as a fiction writer and cultural critic. In…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient

MacArthur ‘genius grants’ go to novelists Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jesmyn Ward

The Guardian’s Alison Flood writes a piece highlighting Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jesmyn Ward as two recipients of the 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant. Viet…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2017

Viet Nguyen wins prestigious MacArthur Foundation award

An article originally posted for USC News, Susan Bell covers Viet Thanh Nguyen on becoming a 2017 MacArthur Grant recipient. The “genius grant” honors…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2017

MacArthur ‘genius’ grant winners step into the spotlight: ‘Is this really happening?’

Following the reveal of the 2017 MacArthur Fellows, Washington Post’s Caitlin Gibson collects the reactions of Viet Thanh Nguyen and other fellows. When the call…(read more)

Image credits to Oriana Koren for The New York Times. The novelist and professor Viet Thanh Nguyen at his home in Los Angeles.

MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

Originally written for the New York Times, the following is an excerpt about Viet Thanh Nguyen from Jennifer Schuessler’s New York Times article on the…(read more)

Here Are The 2017 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

Colin Dwyers of NPR puts together a list of the 24 recipients of the 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant, one fellow being Viet Thanh Nguyen.…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow

MacArthur Fellow 2017: Viet Thanh Nguyen

The following is Viet Thanh Nguyen’s profile on the MacArthur Foundation’s website.   Challenging popular depictions of the Vietnam War and exploring the myriad…(read more)

Image credits to Getty Images. USC professor and writer Viet Thanh Nguyen has been named a 2017 MacArthur fellow.

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a 2017 MacArthur fellow for fiction and nonfiction

In this amalgamation of interviews, Agatha French from the Los Angeles Times creates a portrait of Viet Thanh Nguyen after winning a 2017 MacArthur…(read more)

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MacArthur fellows for 2017: a tragicomic novelist, an ‘Afropolitan’ painter and more

Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Deborah Vankin builds a profile on Viet Thanh Nguyen, and a few other 2017 MacArthur fellows. The 2017 MacArthur fellows…(read more)

Viet Nguyen Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Viet Thanh Nguyen with a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of Fiction.  Guggenheim Fellowships are…(read more)

Dublin Literary Award 2017 Shortlist – General Press Release

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer makes the 2017 shortlist for the International Dublin Literary Award. 2017 Shortlist – General Press Release The International DUBLIN Literary…(read more)

International Dublin Literary Award: 2017 Shortlist – General Press Release

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer on the shortlist for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award. Originally published by The Dublin Literary Award.  2017 Shortlist…(read more)