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‘The Sympathizer:’ A Double Life in Vietnam and in America

The Seattle Times‘ David Takami reviews The Sympathizer.  Protagonists in…(read more)

“The Sympathizer” Offers Fresh Look at Vietnam War

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Madeleine Brand, host of…(read more)

Voices from Vietnam

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s first novel explores the Vietnam War through…(read more)

Viet in a video conversation with his editor, Peter Blackstock

Check out Viet talking with his brilliant editor, Peter Blackstock,…(read more)

A Dark, Funny—and Vietnamese—Look at the War

NPR’s Arun Rath interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for the radio…(read more)

Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of The Sympathizer

Evelyn Ch’ien interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on his debut novel,…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Tackles War’s Aftermath in The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Jessica Gelt for the…(read more)

The Sympathizer Book Review: An Ambivalent Look at the Vietnam War

Veronica An of Dumpling Magazine reviews The Sympathizer. “Sympathizer” is…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The TNB Self-Interview

Viet Thanh Nguyen interviews himself for The Nervous Breakdown’s fiction…(read more)

Bloom – Q&A With Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Terry Hong, writer of BookDragon,…(read more)

The Omnivoracious Interview with Viet on The Sympathizer

Viet talks with Omnivoracious about some of his personal history and…(read more)

“Dark and Exciting Debut”: Wall Street Journal on the Sympathizer

The Wall Street Journal calls Viet’s novel a “dark and…(read more)

12 Modern Classics That Will Stand the Test of Time

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer gets reviewed by Kirkus Reviews and is featured on…(read more)

The Amazon Book Review – An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Debut Author of The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Sara Nelson, the Editorial…(read more)

JFK and the Diem Assassination: Not Exactly a Profile in Courage

David Wilson praises Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new novel The Sympathizer.…(read more)

Win a signed first edition of The Sympathizer!

Viet is the editor of diaCRITICS, the leading online source…(read more)

“An Absurdist Tour de Force”: NY Times Reviews Sympathizer

Philip Caputo, whose memoir A Rumor of War is a…(read more)

Book review: The Sympathizer – spy tale a microcosm of Vietnam war

Kit Gillett reviews The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel.…(read more)

Debut Author Snapshot: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Goodreads.  “I am…(read more)

‘The Sympathizer’: A cerebral thriller about Vietnam and its aftermath

“A new classic of war fiction” is what Ron Charles,…(read more)