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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)

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)