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The Making of Asian America is a Stirring Chronicle Long Overdue

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Erika Lee’s The Making of Asian…(read more)

NY Times Review: ‘The Sympathizer,’ a Novel About a Soldier, Spy and Film Consultant

The New York Times first reviewed The Sympathizer in April,…(read more)

Late Night Live: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Vietnamese American Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his debut novel ,…(read more)

The Sympathizer Makes the First Novel Prize Short List

The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize is awarded to the…(read more)

Nancy Pearl’s Not Kidding: This Is A Must-Read

Nancy Pearl and Marcie Sillman discuss The Sympathizer on KUOW’s…(read more)

The Sympathizer Makes Mid-Year Best Novel Lists

  The Sympathizer has critics everywhere buzzing. A highly praised cerebral…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Sympathizer’: Compelling, Original Take on Vietnam War

Dan DeLuca of the Philadelphia Inquirer reviews The Sympathizer. From…(read more)

Historical Novel Society Reviews The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer, is reviewed by…(read more)

The Stranger’s Voice

Karl Ashoka Britto reviews The Sympathizer for Public Books. The Sympathizer,…(read more)

Tom’s Book Club: Viet Nguyen at Chevalier’s Books

For the next installment of Tom’s Book Club, we will…(read more)

Book Review: “The Sympathizer” — The Vietnam War, Split in Two

Harvey Blume reviews The Sympathizer for The Arts Fuse. In this…(read more)

Anger in the Asian American Novel: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Paul Tran sits down with Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of…(read more)

For Readers, Writing Is a Process of ‘Emotional Osmosis’

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses how his novel The Sympathizer is the…(read more)

The Rumpus Reviews The Sympathizer

Amina Gautier reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer for…(read more)

For Readers, Writing Is a Process of ‘Emotional Osmosis’

The author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses how his novel The…(read more)

A Different Kind of War Novel – Talking to Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of “The Sympathizer”

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Chris Schluep of the Amazon…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Anger in the Asian American Novel

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of bestselling novel The Sympathizer talks with…(read more)

Briefly Noted: The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer is reviewed in The New Yorker‘s ‘Briefly Noted’…(read more)

‘The Sympathizer’ Is A Masterful Debut

Sarah Bagby from KMUW, Wichita’s NPR Station, reviews The Sympathizer.…(read more)

Moral Quandaries in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer

Bob Douglas of Critics At Large reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)