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A writer’s solitude vs. AWP: Viet Thanh Nguyen on what we share with others

The Los Angeles Times has assembled a panel of distinguished and…(read more)

The Vietnam War, the American War

Viet Thanh Nguyen sits down with Ricardo Herrera Bandrich of…(read more)

Past to Present: Echoes of War

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, speaks as one of…(read more)

In Vietnam, forgetting the ‘American war’

Brian Bethune reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen On The Tavis Smiley Show

The USC professor and author shares about his recent work…(read more)

Interview with the Finalists of 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction

The PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize honors exceptionally talented fiction writers…(read more)

Booklist Gives Nothing Ever Dies a Starred Review

Donna Seaman reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory…(read more)

Watch Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss The Sympathizer at the 2016 AWP Conference

Viet Thanh Nguyen sits down with Rich Fahle for Book…(read more)

The Sympathizer is a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

The Sympathizer is a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Reconciles Childhood Memories, History

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by David A. Maurer of…(read more)

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen review – a bold, artful debut

Randy Boyagoda reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer, for…(read more)

ArtsHub Reviews The Sympathizer

A compelling spy story, a black comedy, a war story,…(read more)

Library Journal Reviews Nothing Ever Dies

Joshua Wallace of the Library Journal reviews Nothing Ever Dies:…(read more)

Kirkus Reviews: Nothing Ever Dies is “Powerful”

Kirkus Reviews calls Viet’s new book “powerful,” in the first…(read more)

The Irish Times: Crime Fiction Reviews

Declan Burke features The Sympathizer on their list of crime…(read more)

Review of Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives. Originally posted…(read more)

Asian American Literature Today: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads The Sympathizer and discusses his novels…(read more)

Financial Times Reviews The Sympathizer

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

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION, 2016 “Beautifully…(read more)

The Sympathizer Makes it to Over 30 Best of the Year Lists

Published in April 2015, The Sympathizer has had a good…(read more)

The Sympathizer Wins the Carnegie Medal for Literary Excellence

The American Library Association has awarded the 2016 Carnegie Medals…(read more)

The Straits Times Reviews The Sympathizer

Lee Xin En reviews The Sympathizer for The Straits Times.…(read more)

Growing Up in America

University professor and author Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his personal…(read more)

In The Mix: The Sympathizer

Robert Speer reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel, The Sympathizer, for…(read more)