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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)

Transpacific Studies now available!

Viet Nguyen and Janet Hoskins co-edit a new anthology on Transpacific Studies, a rising academic field that explores  connections across and through the Pacific.…(read more)

Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field, edited by Janet Hoskins and Viet Nguyen. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2014. Buy the book here. The…(read more)

On Writing The Sympathizer

Viet Nguyen’s novel, THE SYMPATHIZER, will be published in April 2015. Here he talks about why he wrote it. The novel, THE SYMPATHIZER, begins…(read more)

The Sympathizer

PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION * EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL * ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE * FIRST NOVEL PRIZE, CENTER FOR…(read more)

Viet sells novel The Sympathizer to Grove/Atlantic

Viet sells his novel to the storied publisher Grove/Atlantic. Here’s the news from Publishers Marketplace: New deals for December 5, 2013 Debut Viet Thanh…(read more)

Suboi, Viet Nam’s Female Rapper

The Guardian runs this interesting profile of Suboi, Viet Nam’s most popular female rapper. Check out the improvised rap she does for the article. She is known as…(read more)