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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)

The Sympathizer Hits Bestseller Lists

The Sympathizer landed on four hardcover fiction bestseller lists this week. The four bestseller lists come from the independent bookseller associations of Northern and Southern…(read more)

BBC – Pulitzer Fiction Prize Winner: ‘People Fear Refugees’

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks to Kasia Madera on the BBC’s Newsday programme about what inspired his writing.  Viet Thanh Nguyen, a former Vietnamese refugee…(read more)

Book Tour Schedule for The Sympathizer

UPDATED August 17. 2015: check here for the most recent updates on Viet’s appearances Here’s Viet’s book tour schedule for THE SYMPATHIZER, beginning this…(read more)

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Win a signed first edition of The Sympathizer!

Viet is the editor of diaCRITICS, the leading online source for news on Vietnamese and diasporic arts, culture, and politics. Subscribe to diaCRITICS for…(read more)

The Sympathizer Debuts in LA at Skylight Books on April 10th

Join Viet for the debut of his novel at Skylight Books in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles! Date: Friday, April 10th, 7:30PM Address: 1818…(read more)

Win a Free Copy of The Sympathizer!

Grove Press is doing a giveaway of The Sympathizer on Goodreads. Up to 25 copies available. Please go to the Goodreads page for the…(read more)

Library Journal: Starred Review for The Sympathizer

“Breathtakingly cynical,” “powerful, thought-provoking work,” “hard to believe this effort…is a debut,” “right up there with Denis Johnson’s Tree of Smoke,” “a big, bold…(read more)

Viet’s Appearances

Catch Viet at one of these appearances in the coming months and say hello! He will be presenting on his academic work or, at…(read more)

Publishers Weekly On The Sympathizer

“This spring’s most-anticipated debut novels shake up traditional notions: Ben Metcalf takes on language and Southern culture; Viet Thanh Nguyen offers a new account…(read more)

Advance Praise for The Sympathizer

“Magisterial. A disturbing, fascinating and darkly comic take on the fall of Saigon and its aftermath and a powerful examination of guilt and betrayal. The Sympathizer is…(read more)