Meeting with the novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen

Editor’s summary

The highly anticipated sequel to the Sympathizer , Pulitzer Prize 2016! Where we find Vo Danh, the famous double agent, immersed in the Paris of the 80s, its shady fauna, its Marxist philosophers and its Place de la Bastille … A masterpiece of inventiveness and fun, Le Dévoué is also a great political novel on identity and on History which never ceases to catch up with us.

The author:

Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam in 1971. After the fall of Saigon, he fled the country with all his family and joined the United States by freighter. First refugees in a camp in Pennsylvania, the Nguyen settled in California. Graduated from Berkeley, Viet Thanh Nguyen became a professor at the University of Southern California and at the same time began writing his first novel, Le Sympathisant (2017; 10/18, 2018), which imposed itself upon its release as immense critical and commercial success. Finalist for the greatest literary prizes, including the PEN / Faulkner, and consecrated by the Pulitzer Prize, the Translation Prize and the prize for the best foreign book, translated into twenty-five languages, this novel has earned him the same comparison as John Le Square than Saul Bellow.

Viet Thanh Nguyen is also the author of a National Book Award finalist essay, Never Nothing Dies (2019), on the Vietnam War in American and Asian collective memory. A complementary reading to that of this collection of short stories, Les Réfugiés . Viet Thanh Nguyen lives in Los Angeles, with his wife and their son.


Meeting with the novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen


Nov 05 2021


7:30 pm