Reviews

Lettieri on Nguyen, ‘The Sympathizer: A Novel’

Antonella Lettieri reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published by H-Amstdy.    A Man of Two Faces 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winner The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh…(read more)

Kieran on Nguyen, ‘Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War’

David Kieran review Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. Originally published by H-Amstdy.   A New Politics of…(read more)

El Cultural Reviews The Sympathizer

Philip Caputo reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published by El Cultural. Cuanto más poderoso sea un país, más dispuesta estará su gente a…(read more)

Casualties of war: Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Priyanka Kumar reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published by Pasatiempo from The New Mexican. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel, The Sympathizer (Grove Press,…(read more)

Diplomatic History, Volume 41 Issue 2, April 2017

Diplomatic History Reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Christian G. Appy reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War in Volume 41 of Diplomatic History. Combining cultural analysis, philosophical…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees and Jim Shepard’s The World to Come, reviewed: History in the making

Steven W. Beattie reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees. Originally published on The Globe and Mail.  *** Fiction and history share a symbiotic relationship.…(read more)

Sydney Morning Herald: The Refugees

Helen Elliot looks into the themes of loss, trauma, and possibility in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees in this review for The Sydney Morning Herald.…(read more)

In Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Refugees,’ wistfulness is an anthem of displacement

Karen Long reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees. Originally published by The Los Angeles Times.  In a short time, Viet Thanh Nguyen has encircled…(read more)

Cover of The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen humanizes in ‘The Refugees’

Daily Arts Writer Samantha Lu reviews ‘The Refugees’. Originally published in Michigan Daily.  It takes a certain type of genius to write endings the…(read more)

Review: Richly Told, And All-Too-Timely, Stores Of The Refugee Experience

Heather Scott Partington reviews ‘The Refugees’. Originally published in The National Book Review. *** Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new collection of short stories, The Refugees, is…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer and The Refugees

The latest short stories are far from sweet

Tom Fleming reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Refugees’ and Ottessa Moshfegh’s collection of short stories. Originally published in The Spectator.  Collections from Viet Thanh…(read more)

Literary Review: Short Cuts – Viet Thanh Nguyen, April Ayers Lawson, Roxane Gay, Ottessa Moshfegh

Jude Cook reviews short stories by Viet Thanh Nguyen, April Ayers Lawson, Roxane Gay, and Ottessa Moshfegh. Originally published by The Literary Review.  It…(read more)

Cover of The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

What Comes After the Trauma of Fleeing: ‘The Refugees’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jasmine Lee Ehrhardt reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Refugees’. Originally published by ZYZZYVA, a San Francisco Journal of Arts and Letters. The Refugees (224 pages;…(read more)

8Books Reviews The Refugees

Lily Wong of 8Asians reviews The Refugees. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s newest book, The Refugees, is a luminous collection of eight short stories that takes piercingly…(read more)

Necessary Fiction: The Refugees

Necessary Fiction‘s Emily Hoover reviews The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s newest short story collection. About his 1980 novel Antwerp, Chilean author Roberto Bolaño once…(read more)

The One Book You Need To Read To Understand The Plight Of Refugees

Claire Fallon reviews The Refugees for The Huffington Post’s ‘The Bottom Line’. In nine psychologically evocative short stories, Viet Thanh Nguyen lays bare the…(read more)