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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…(read more)

Sydney Morning Herald: The Refugees

Helen Elliot looks into the themes of loss, trauma, and…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Refugees

Doug Fabrizio and Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss lives of refugees…(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…(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…(read more)

THE RUMPUS INTERVIEW WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN

Beverly Parayno interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about refugees, the Vietnamese…(read more)

Interview with NBCC Nonfiction Finalist Viet Thanh Nguyen

Maryana Lucia Vestic interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on behalf of Creative…(read more)

Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from Pulitzer novel and tells refugee stories in Salt Lake City

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees and The Sympathizer with…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Tackles Issues of Race, Immigration, and Identity in ‘The Refugees’

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the inspiration for The Refugees and…(read more)

Roxane Gay and Viet Thanh Nguyen at St. Paul’s Church

Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of The Refugees) and Roxane Gay…(read more)

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

Heather Scott Partington reviews ‘The Refugees’. Originally published in The…(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…(read more)

Book Club Redux: “The Sympathizer”

Viet Thanh Nguyen participates in a Book Club Redux of…(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…(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…(read more)

Q&A: Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on the ghosts that haunt refugees

Brian Bethune interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for Maclean’s. One of the…(read more)

Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Lit: A Primer from Viet Thanh Nguyen

“Sometimes people have said that I give voice to the…(read more)

2017 AWP Book Fair: Viet Thanh Nguyen on The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Jeffrey Brown of PBS’ Book…(read more)

Voice of a refugee’s pain

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees and his personal experiences…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees with Michael Cathcart in…(read more)

8Books Reviews The Refugees

Lily Wong of 8Asians reviews The Refugees. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)

Necessary Fiction: The Refugees

Necessary Fiction‘s Emily Hoover reviews The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(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…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees: Restrained Cast of Displaced People

James Grainger of the Toronto Star reviews The Refugees, Viet…(read more)