Reviews

The cover of Mai Der Vang's Afterland to the left, and Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Refugees on the right

Ploughshares Reviews The Refugees

Ploughshares‘ Yasmin Majeed writes a review on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees and Mai Der Vang’s Afterland, exploring both as a ghost story. “When…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer

Kurier Reviews The Sympathizer

Peter Pisa writes a review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer for the Vienna-based newspaper, Kurier. Ein junger Mann hat uns mitgenommen, er ist…(read more)

Refugee History: The Refugees

Dr Trudi Tate of Refugee History writes a review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees, his award-winning collection of short stories. The war in…(read more)

The impassive Vietnamese

Por Rodrigo Fresan reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally published by Pagina 12. Si algo faltaba, acaba de llegar: la primera novela…(read more)

Now the Vietnamese team breaks out

Auke Hulst reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally published by NRC.  Over de Vietnamoorlog is vooral verteld vanuit de Amerikaan. De sympathisant geeft het…(read more)

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, Spanish cover

Buenos Aires Herald on The Sympathizer

Nicolás Meyer reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally published by Buenos Aires Herald.  Here’s a superlative novel about espionage, ideology, identity, war,…(read more)

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, Spanish cover

Culturamas Reviews: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Sympathizer

Juliano Ortiz reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally published by Culturamas. Si la derrota que no fue derrota de la Guerra de…(read more)

American Storyteller

Eric Bennett of Public Books writes about Viet Nguyen’s The Refugees, alongside musings on other authors and their work(s), including Ottessa Moshfegh, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Junot Díaz, Roxane…(read more)

Sight Magazine: The Refugees

David Adams of Australia’s Sight Magazine writes a review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees. In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, hundreds of…(read more)

De sympathisant is een belangrijk boek over de Vietnamoorlog

Hans Bouman reviews The Sympathizer for De Volkskrant. Dit was de eerste oorlog waarin de verliezers geschiedenis schreven in plaats van de overwinnaars, met…(read more)

Pacific Affairs Reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Nguyễn Thị Điểu reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. Originally published by Pacific Affairs. Decades ago, at the end of…(read more)

The Journal of American History, Vol. 104 No. 1, June 2017

Journal of American History on Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Susan Southard from The Journal of American History reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever…(read more)

Singapore Unbound: The Refugees

Andrea Yew of Singapore Unbound examines the themes of identity, displacement, and trauma in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees. In a time characterized by political instability…(read more)

La lucidesa bastarda d’un home escindit

Pere Antoni Pons reviews The Sympathizer for ARA. El primer que sabem del narrador protagonista d’ El simpatitzant, eldebut novel·lístic del nord-americà d’origen vietnamita Viet Thanh Nguyen,…(read more)

Vrienden in Vietnam

Annemarie van Niekerk reviews The Sympathizer for Truow. Je hoeft niet over een kristallen bol te beschikken om te kunnen voorspellen dat er onder…(read more)

Cover of The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Dawn: The Refugees

Dawn’s Hurmat Kazmi reviews the short stories within Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees, and comments on its timely publishing. Had he not deservedly won…(read more)