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Viet Nguyen on How Winning the Pulitzer Prize Changed His Life

Valerie Takahama interviews author Viet Thanh Nguyen for Orange Coast…(read more)

This Is Hell! On the Limitations of Memory and the Persistence of War

Chuck Mertz, host of This is Hell! podcast, talks with…(read more)

Novelist defies Vietnam War histories written by the losers

Lien Hoang reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published…(read more)

Library Journal Gives The Refugees a Starred Review

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s upcoming collection of stories,  The Refugees, is…(read more)

Pultizer Prize-Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Pulls Back the Mask

Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, who has a new book…(read more)

Wars do not die

Joanna Kapica-Curzytek reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally…(read more)

Bookeriada Review: Viet Thanh Nguyen, “The Sympathizer”

Katarzyna Figiel reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published by Bookeriada.  NASZYM…(read more)

Trump Is a Great Storyteller. We Need to Be Better.

Viet published an op-ed in the New York Times about…(read more)

Charlie Rose Interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his debut novel, “The Sympathizer,” with…(read more)

Il Giornale Reviews The Sympathizer: “Vietnam is a whole other movie if a double spy tells it”

Daniele Abbiati reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published…(read more)

Kissinger: The View From Vietnam

One of the saddest ironies of my own history is…(read more)

Journal of International and Global Studies Volume 8, Number 1, November 2016

Journal of International and Global Studies on Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

The following is a review by Michael G. Vann, written…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Democrats’ Failure and Our Future

This essay by Viet Thanh Nguyen was originally published by…(read more)

National Book Award Finalist Viet Thanh Nguyen Speaks Out on War, Capitalism and Donald Trump

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Jeffrey Fleishman on his…(read more)

La Stampa Reviews The Sympathizer: “Viet Thanh Nguyen, how difficult it is to betray the friend in the name of communism”

Domenico Quirico reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published…(read more)

Radio Wolinsky – Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Richard Wolinsky on 94.1 KPFA…(read more)

Refugee Pain: A Review of The Refugees

Rupert Winchester of The Mekong Review reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)

The End of the Empire: On Donald Trump’s Victory

This commentary originally appeared in The New York Times on…(read more)

Fourth & Sycamore Reviews The Sympathizer

Sam Orndorff reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published…(read more)

Watch Viet Thanh Nguyen at the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival on C-SPAN

Presented in partnership with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies,…(read more)

My demon Vietnam: Viet Thanh Nguyen, “Sympathizer”

Maciej Kedziak reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize in Fiction

Viet Thanh Nguyen won the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on ‘The Sympathizer’ | Politics and Prose

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads The Sympathizer at Politics and Prose…(read more)

The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer was one of the most widely and…(read more)