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The Sympathizer on Shortlist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel, The Sympathizer, is among 5 other…(read more)

Nothing Ever Dies on the Longlist for National Book Award in Nonfiction

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s latest novel, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the…(read more)

Radcliffe Magazine Reviews “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War”

This review of “Nothing Ever Dies” appears in the summer…(read more)

The Hidden Scars All Refugees Carry

The following oped by Viet Thanh Nguyen was originally published…(read more)

A Satirical and Political Indictment of the Vietnam War

Gautam Bhatia reviews The Sympathizer for The Wire India. Nguyen…(read more)

C-SPAN: Views of Refugees in America Panel

On August 6, 2016, Viet Thanh Nguyen joined panelists to…(read more)

Late Night Live: War and Memory in Vietnam

Viet Nguyen and Phillip Adams from ABC Radio National share…(read more)

Memories of Vietnam in Memoriam

Micharl Orr reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam…(read more)

Two Sides of the Coin

Helmi Yusof reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer for Business…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Winning the Pulitzer Changed the Value of My Book and Myself

The author recalls the dreamlike state in which he wrote his…(read more)

Reconsidering the Work of a Chinese Immigrant Writer of the 1930s

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Hua Hsu’s A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy…(read more)

The Sympathizer: Different Perspectives of the Vietnam War

Sudarshan Purohit of the New Indian Express reviews Viet Thanh…(read more)

Story vs. History: Competing Ambitions in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s THE SYMPATHIZER

Matt Matros reviews The Sympathizer for Ploughshares at Emerson College.…(read more)

The Moderate Voice Reviews Nothing Ever Dies

Shaun Mullen of The Moderate Voice reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)

Sympathizers and Innocents

Marc Eliot Stein reviews two new novels by Viet Thanh…(read more)

Pultizer-winning ‘Sympathizer’ is Most Readworthy

Rob Neufield reviews The Sympathizer for Citizen-Times. “The Sympathizer,” arcs…(read more)

The Immigrant’s Fate Is Everyone’s

The following article was originally published in the July 11, 2016…(read more)

A Right Way to Remember?

Jonathan Mirsky reviews both Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies:…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Great American Novels: The Woman Warrior and China Men

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior…(read more)

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Celebrating the Carnegie Medals

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses with Phil Morhart for the Dewey…(read more)

Nilanjana S. Roy: Unequal Memories

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

Bob Kerrey and the ‘American Tragedy’ of Vietnam

This article by Viet Thanh Nguyen was posted in the…(read more)

To Understand the Vietnam Story, Read ‘The Sympathizer’, as the Pulitzer Prize Jury Did

Jai Arjun Singh reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer for…(read more)

America Bound

Cab Tran reviews The Sympathizer for the Missoula Independent. The…(read more)