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Nothing Ever Dies is a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Viet’s book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction.…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, France’s Best Foreign Book Award Prize 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer wins the 2017 Le Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Prize) in the novel category. Original article…(read more)

Nothing Ever Dies Wins the 2017 John G. Cawelti Award for the Best Textbook/Primer

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War wins the 2017 John G. Cawelti Award for the Best Textbook/Primer. This PCA/ACA…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize in Fiction

Viet Thanh Nguyen won the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction for his novel, The Sympathizer. The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is  first…(read more)

The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins the Center for Fiction’s 2015 First Novel Prize for ‘The Sympathizer’

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins the Center for Fiction’s 2015 First Novel Prize for The Sympathizer.   Here is the transcript: Speaker 1: And the…(read more)

Literary Lion Viet Thanh Nguyen is Short Listed for the National Book Award

USC Dornsife’s Viet Thanh Nguyen follows up his Pulitzer Prize win for fiction with a spot on the short list of the National Book…(read more)

The Sympathizer on Shortlist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel, The Sympathizer, is among 5 other fiction books nominated for the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The following article was originally…(read more)

Nothing Ever Dies on the Longlist for National Book Award in Nonfiction

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s latest novel, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, is among 10 books nominated for the National Book Award in the…(read more)

The Sympathizer wins Edgar Award for Best First Novel

Mystery Writers of America, the premier organization for mystery writers, announced the winners of the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards at its 70th Gala…(read more)

On Winning the Pulitzer Prize

I got the news at around 3:15 thanks to my Twitter and Facebook feed. I sat around shocked, stunned, fielding phone calls from my…(read more)

The Sympathizer is a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

The Sympathizer is a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the United States.  Judges Abby…(read more)

Review of Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives. Originally posted as a New York Times Sunday Book Review on February 19, 2016. Kat Danhoff is a…(read more)

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION, 2016 “Beautifully written, powerfully argued, thoughtful, provocative.”—Marilyn B. Young, author of The Vietnam Wars, 1945–1990 “Readers will…(read more)

The Sympathizer Makes it to Over 30 Best of the Year Lists

Published in April 2015, The Sympathizer has had a good year. It has been listed on over 30 best of the year lists in…(read more)

The Sympathizer Wins the Carnegie Medal for Literary Excellence

The American Library Association has awarded the 2016 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction to The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove…(read more)