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)

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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)

Viet Receives Asia Research Institute Fellowship

The Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore granted Viet a three-month Visiting Senior Research Fellowship. He will be in residence at…(read more)

Viet wins USC Provost’s Prize for Teaching with Technology

USC Dornsife professors each take a 2013 Provost’s Prize for Teaching With Technology for research in which their students use diving computers and easily…(read more)

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Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)

Do you respond to emails/letters? I do my best to write back to everyone who writes to me. If I’m really lucky, I do…(read more)

Viet Joins Kaya Press Board of Directors

Founded in 1994, Kaya Press is an independent not-for-profit publisher of Asian and Pacific Islander diasporic literature. It is dedicated to the publication of new…(read more)

Nguyen and Hoskins Receive $200,000 Luce Grant for Transpacific Studies

The Henry Luce Foundation awarded Viet Nguyen and his colleague, Janet Hoskins, a $200,000 Luce Grant for 2011-2014 to develop a Center for Transpacific…(read more)

Viet Joins the Journal of Global Viet Diaspora Advisory Board

The Journal of Global Viet Diaspora promotes the publication of high-quality research on Vietnamese diasporic experiences, broadly defined. It explores and examines Vietnam, and the…(read more)