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

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

The Sympathizer Debuts in LA at Skylight Books on April 10th

Join Viet for the debut of his novel at Skylight Books in…(read more)

Forthcoming Vietnam War Novel Asks Us All for a Little Sympathy

Calvin Godfrey of Thanh Nien News reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)

Win a Free Copy of The Sympathizer!

Grove Press is doing a giveaway of The Sympathizer on…(read more)

Library Journal: Starred Review for The Sympathizer

“Breathtakingly cynical,” “powerful, thought-provoking work,” “hard to believe this effort…is…(read more)

Kirkus Gives The Sympathizer Starred Review

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel The Sympathizer is featured in…(read more)

Viet’s Appearances

Catch Viet at one of these appearances in the coming…(read more)

Publishers Weekly: Starred Review for The Sympathizer

This astonishing first novel has at its core a lively,…(read more)

Publishers Weekly On The Sympathizer

“This spring’s most-anticipated debut novels shake up traditional notions: Ben…(read more)

Ferguson: From a Millimeter to a Mile

Michael Eric Dyson’s “Where Do We Go after Ferguson?” made diaCRITICS…(read more)

Library Journal Reviews The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer is featured on Barbara’s Picks…(read more)

Advance Praise for The Sympathizer

“Magisterial. A disturbing, fascinating and darkly comic take on the…(read more)

Transpacific Studies now available!

Viet Nguyen and Janet Hoskins co-edit a new anthology on…(read more)

Cemetery Honors Vietnamese Who Fought Alongside U.S. Troops

Ngoc Nguyen of New America Media reports on the first…(read more)

Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field, edited by Janet Hoskins…(read more)

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The “Real Personages” of The Sympathizer

The author writes about the real people who appear in…(read more)

On Writing The Sympathizer

Viet Nguyen’s novel, THE SYMPATHIZER, will be published in April…(read more)

The Sympathizer

PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION * EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST…(read more)

Viet sells novel The Sympathizer to Grove/Atlantic

Viet sells his novel to the storied publisher Grove/Atlantic. Here’s…(read more)

Viet’s Interview on Vietnamese Art

In the most recent issue of Arts Illustrated, Viet Thanh Nguyen was…(read more)