Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Buenos Aires Herald on The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, Spanish cover

Nicolás Meyer reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally published by Buenos Aires Herald.  Here’s a superlative novel about espionage, ideology, identity, war, race, friendship, guilt and more. The “more” includes incisive and barbed observations about power games between nations, between East and West, and between individuals. The text, which is engrossing throughout, achieves […]

Casualties of war: Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Priyanka Kumar reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Originally published by Pasatiempo from The New Mexican. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel, The Sympathizer (Grove Press, 2015), is notable for the density of its first-person voice. The narrator, a Vietnamese army captain, does not spend much time contextualizing anything for the reader. He simply throws us into […]