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)

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)


Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees wins Honorable Mention in the Adult Fiction category for the 2017-2018 APALA Awards. Original article published by APALA. Adult…(read more)

Esquire’s 50 Best Books of 2017

Angela Ledgerwood includes Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees on the Esquire list of the 50 best books of 2017. Whether you like your reading sexy and…(read more)

Ishiguro effect: the phenomenon of the new Asian voices in current literature

Juan Batalla counts Viet Thanh Nguyen among the “new voices” of Asian-American literature. Originally published by Infobae. Desde que el autor japonés-británico obtuvo el Nobel…(read more)

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)

Bill Gates’ favorite reads of 2017 include Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Sympathizer’ and Matthew Desmond’s ‘Evicted’

Michael Schaub for the Los Angeles Times reports on Bill Gates’ favorite books of 2017 Bill Gates made his name in the world of…(read more)

These are the best books Bill Gates read in 2017

Thu-Huong Ha of Quartzy reports on the best books Bill Gates read which includes The Sympathizer. Bill Gates is branching out. Already well-known as…(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)