MONTHLY ARCHIVES : November, 2018

Wesley Yang and the Search for Asian-American Visibility

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses Wesley Yang’s collection of essays, The Souls of Yellow Folk, for the New York Times Book Review.  THE SOULS OF…(read more)

A Novelist’s Exuberant Love Letter to a Mexican-American Clan

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Luis Alberto Urrea’s The House of Broken Angels for The New York Times. Luis Alberto Urrea’s sorrowful and funny new novel, “The…(read more)

The finest fiction of 2017 were gifts of light and grace amid war and displacement

Olivia Ho names Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees as one of the ten best works of fiction in 2017 for The Straits Times. War…(read more)

Electric Literature’s 15 Best Short Story Collections of 2017

Electric Literature acknowledges Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees as one of the 15 best short story collections of 2017. We love short stories around…(read more)

The Best Books, Shows, Films and Podcasts of 2017 for History Lovers

The staff at History names Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees as one of the best books of 2017 for history lovers.  As 2017 slips into…(read more)

El Cultural Reviews The Sympathizer

Philip Caputo reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published by El Cultural. Cuanto más poderoso sea un país, más dispuesta estará su gente a…(read more)

A Refugee Crisis in a World of Open Doors

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West for The New York Times. You own a house or rent an apartment. You live with your family…(read more)

Confessions of a Sympathizer

Andrea Pitozzi reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published by La Balena Bianca. Nella logica classica, “il paradosso del mentitore” descrive una frase la cui verità…(read more)

Reconsidering the Work of a Chinese Immigrant Writer of the 1930s

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Hua Hsu’s A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific. Originally posted as a New York Times Book Review…(read more)

Review of Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives. Originally posted as a New York Times Sunday Book Review on February 19, 2016. Kat Danhoff is a…(read more)