Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Losing My Son to Reading

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his feelings on the independence reading provides in relation to his young son in this opinion piece for The New York Times.  Books helped me gain independence. So it saddens me just a bit to see my son reading on his own. Do you remember when you learned to read? Like most […]

Viet Thanh Nguyen humanizes in ‘The Refugees’

Cover of The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Daily Arts Writer Samantha Lu reviews ‘The Refugees’. Originally published in Michigan Daily.  It takes a certain type of genius to write endings the way Viet Thanh Nguyen does: with candor, poetic grace and a haunting emotional spark that sticks. In his newest collection of short stories, “The Refugees,” Nguyen’s endings don’t merely slap on some […]