Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Library Journal Gives The Refugees a Starred Review

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s upcoming collection of stories,  The Refugees, is reviewed in the November 2016 issue of the Library Journal. Although publishing 10 months after Viet Thanh Nguyen won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer, this collection precedes his novel by decades (the earliest entry dates from 1997). In a pre-Pulitzer interview, Nguyen credits his 15-year experience “characterized by drudgery and […]

Library Journal Reviews Nothing Ever Dies

Joshua Wallace of the Library Journal reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. What does it mean to remember a war? Nguyen (English, Univ. of Southern California; The Sympathizer) explores this question through a critical analysis of the films, literature, cemeteries, statues, video games, etc. that memorialize the Vietnam War in the […]

Library Journal Reviews The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer is featured on Barbara’s Picks for the Library Journal.   After a long, long war, April 1975 saw the fall of Saigon—or its liberation, if you take the North Vietnamese perspective. For the narrator of this big, bold debut, it’s both; he’s a Communist sympathizer working as a double agent […]