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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)

The Sympathizer Wins Center For Fiction’s 2015 First Novel Prize

New York, December 8, 2015 – The Center for Fiction, founded in 1820 as the Mercantile Library Association of New York, is pleased to…(read more)

The Sympathizer Makes it to Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction of 2015

The Sympathizer Makes it to Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction of 2015 Publishers Weekly says that “Putting together our Best Books of 2015 list was…(read more)

The Sympathizer Makes the First Novel Prize Short List

The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1 and December 31 of the award year.…(read more)

The Sympathizer Makes Mid-Year Best Novel Lists

  The Sympathizer has critics everywhere buzzing. A highly praised cerebral thriller, Viet’s debut novel has made it on several mid-year best novel lists. See…(read more)

Tom’s Book Club: Viet Nguyen at Chevalier’s Books

For the next installment of Tom’s Book Club, we will have a live event featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer (Grove/Atlantic, April 2015), in conversation…(read more)

KQED Interviews Viet, Andrew Lam and Aimee Phan

April 30th marked the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Viet did a number of interviews, including this one with writers…(read more)