Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

The Displaced by Viet Thanh Nguyen REVIEW

Adiba Jaigirdar reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced for Cultured Vultures, giving it a 10/10 rating. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced collects essays by refugee writers about refugee lives. It hosts a collection of diverse perspectives from all across the world, bound together by their shared trauma, though decades and thousands of miles apart. In our modern world, we […]

Humo Book Reviews: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Refugees”

The following mini book review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees was originally published by Humo. Nguyens Pulitzer Prize winnende debuut ‘De sympathisant’ deed uitkijken naar zijn tweede boek, en de verwachtingen worden méér dan ingelost met deze verhalenbundel over (u raadt het al) vluchtelingen. Nguyens blitse Engels blijkt echter moeilijk vertaalbaar, want het Nederlands voelt soms iets […]

Tellus Folio Review: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Refugees”

Marisa Cecchetti reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees for Tellus Folio. Ci sono tragiche migrazioni che rischiano di essere dimenticate, nel rumore assordante delle fughe attuali da luoghi di guerra, di persecuzione, di fame. Viet Thanh Nguyen è fuggito per mare dal Vietnam del Sud insieme alla sua famiglia, in seguito alla occupazione di Saigon da parte dell’esercito […]

Remembering One Another’s Inhumanity: On Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Vietnam War

This review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies and The Sympathizer by Judy Tzu-Chun Wu was featured in Volume 52, Issue 1 of the Journal of American Studies. “All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory” (Nothing Ever Dies, 4). Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, begins […]

Viet Thanh Nguyen Provided a Light of Truth in Dark 2017

Gary Singh offers his take on censorship of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees for Metroactive. When each year concludes, the anti-man-about-town usually feels obligated to yack about his most rewarding columns of the previous 12 months. This year, however, one particular column stands out far above the rest because the absurdity continues to unfold. Just a few […]


The staff at Interview Magazine name Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees as one of the ten best books of 2017. 10. How To Murder Your Life, Cat Marnell Cat Marnell’s long awaited autobiography is many things—a dark addiction memoir (rats! roaches! rehab!), a frothy eulogy for a bygone era of NYC’s social scene with wild celebrity cameos […]

‘The Refugees’ of the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who was born in Vietnam

Tiểu Vũ reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees for Một Thế Giới.   Tác phẩm “Người tị nạn” của nhà văn gốc Việt đoạt giải Pulitzer 2016 được chuyển ngữ tiếng Việt và phát hành tại Việt Nam từ cuối tháng 12 này. Người tị nạn (The Refugees) là tác phẩm đầu tiên của Viet Thanh Nguyen […]

The Complete NP99: the best books of 2017

The National Post staff include Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees on their list of the 99 best books of 2017. Looking back on the books published in 2017, we’ve compiled a list of 99 of the best, most-talked about – or quite simply our favourite – reads. Why the NP99 and not 100? Because that last spot […]

‘The Refugees’ – An Introduction to Viet Thanh Nguyen Literature

Nữ Lâm reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees for Zing. Tập truyện ngắn “Người tị nạn” là tác phẩm đầu tiên của nhà văn đoạt giải Pulitzer 2016 được chuyển ngữ tiếng Việt. Viet Thanh Nguyen là cái tên không còn xa lạ với bạn đọc thế giới. Ông là nhà văn đoạt giải thưởng Pulitzer […]

The Sympathizer: Memories that Bite

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, Spanish cover

Tati Jurado reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer for Info Libre. Viet Thanh Nguyen ganó el Pulitzer de ficción tras haber recibido 13 rechazos de diferentes editoriales: “No podemos publicar más novelas de Vietnam” El simpatizante es una historia donde no hay buenos ni malos pero sí hay, como en toda guerra, pérdidas irreparables Los clubes de lectura forman un tejido muy […]

After the Apocalypse

Christian Schroder reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer for Der Tagesspiegel. Tod auf dem Rollfeld: Viet Thanh Nguyen schickt in „Der Sympathisant“ einen Doppelagenten in den Vietnamkrieg. Das berühmte Schwarz-Weiß-Foto eines Hubschraubers, der auf dem Dach der amerikanischen Botschaft in Saigon Flüchtlinge aufnimmt, ist das Symbol einer Demütigung. Die größte Militärmacht der Welt hatte in Vietnam […]

Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees was featured in Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2017. KIRKUS REVIEW A collection of stories, most set amid the Vietnamese exile communities of California, by the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer (2015). “We had passed our youth in a haunted country,” declares the narrator of the opening story, a ghostwriter […]

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 their list of 12 modern classics that will stand the test of time. A closely written novel of after-the-war Vietnam, when all that was solid melted into air. As Graham Greene and Robert Stone have taught us, on the streets of Saigon, nothing is as it […]