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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)

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)

A Refugee Crisis in a World of Open Doors

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West for The New York Times. You own a house or rent an apartment. You live with your family…(read more)

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)