Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Longreads: An Interview with Macarthur ‘Genius’ Viet Thanh Nguyen on Longreads

Image credits to Getty Images. USC professor and writer Viet Thanh Nguyen has been named a 2017 MacArthur fellow.

2017 MacArthur fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses questions of justice, diversity in literature, and empathy across cultures in an interview with Catherine Cusick. Interview originally published by Longreads. Viet Thanh Nguyen had just gotten back from a summer in Paris when he received an unexpected phone call from a Chicago number. He didn’t recognize the […]

The restless memories of Viet Thanh Nguyen

João Céu e Silva reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally published by Diario de Noticias.  É pouco habitual nos romances que vão surgindo nas livrarias existir a tensão que O Simpatizante provoca no leitor. A guerra que dá início ao romance O Simpatizante teve início no ano de 1946, com o fim da […]

Viet Thanh Nguyen Wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize in Fiction

Viet Thanh Nguyen won the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction for his novel, The Sympathizer. The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is  first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony hosted by award-winning journalist Nick Clooney in Dayton […]

The Sympathizer on Shortlist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel, The Sympathizer, is among 5 other fiction books nominated for the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The following article was originally published on  Twelve finalists have been announced for the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize — half for fiction, half for nonfiction. A winner and runnerup in each category will be announced […]