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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


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)

John Powers’ List Of What He Wishes He Had Reviewed In 2015

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is featured at the…(read more)

The Sympathizer Wins Center For Fiction’s 2015 First Novel Prize

New York, December 8, 2015 – The Center for Fiction,…(read more)

The Wheeler Column: Interview with BA and Ph.D Alum Viet Thanh Nguyen

Earlier this year, B.A. and Ph.D alumnus Viet Thanh Nguyen…(read more)

Books and Arts: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Book and Arts’ host, Michael…(read more)

Politician’s Funeral Pyre

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

The Saturday Paper Reviews The Sympathizer

CG praises Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer, in…(read more)

The Sympathizer Makes it to Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction of 2015

The Sympathizer Makes it to Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction of…(read more)

Sydney Morning Herald’s Pick of the Week: The Sympathizer

Cameron Woodhead of the Sydney Morning Herald reviews The Sympathizer.…(read more)

Viet Nguyen at the Library of Congress: Asian American Literature Today

  Thursday, November 12 6:30pm Montpelier Room James Madison Building,…(read more)

Spying with Sympathy and Love

Pat C. Hoy II reviews Viet Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer…(read more)

The Globe and Mail Reviews The Sympathizer

Jade Colbert reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer along with…(read more)

On True War Stories

The Asian American Literary Review does great work. Now they…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen | 2015 National Book Festival at the Library of Congress

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer and his personal experiences…(read more)