Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

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 […]

Kirkus Reviews: Nothing Ever Dies is “Powerful”

Kirkus Reviews calls Viet’s new book “powerful,” in the first pre-publication review of Nothing Ever Dies, coming out in April from Harvard University Press. A scholarly exploration of memory and the Vietnam War from an author “born in Vietnam but made in America.” While Nguyen (English and American Studies & Ethnicity/Univ. of Southern California; The Sympathizer, […]

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 […]

Kirkus Gives The Sympathizer Starred Review

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel The Sympathizer is featured in Kirkus Reviews Feb 1, 2015 issue. 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 seems. The racist suppositions of the […]