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The 10 Best Debut Novels of the Decade

In this article by Emily Temple for the Literary Hub, Temple discusses about the best debut novels of the past decade, including THE SYMPATHIZER. Friends, it’s true: the end of the decade approaches. It’s been a difficult, anxiety-provoking, morally compromised decade, but at least it’s been populated by some fine literature. We’ll take our silver […]

VIET THANH NGUYEN: HOW NOT TO BORE YOUR AUDIENCE AT A READING

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses ways to engage the audience during literary readings in an op-ed for the Literary Hub. CHANNEL OBAMA. PERFORM. DRINK IF YOU MUST. Am I the only one who finds literary readings boring? I usually avoided them. Then I had to go on book tour and tried not to bore people. I […]

9 GREAT AMERICAN NOVELS BY AUTHORS BORN IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Emily Temple of the Literary Hub lists The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen in her list of nine American novels by foreign authors.  First things first: what exactly is a Great American Novel? Opinions have long been divided on the subject, and the truth is, one person’s GAN is another’s trashy beach read. Er, probably. Still, I think […]

The Best Reviewed Books of 2017: Short Story Collections

The Literary Hub reviews The Refugees and lists it in Best Reviewed Books of 2017.   4. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen (12 Rave, 5 Positive) “The collection is full of refugees, whether from external turmoil – natural or manmade disasters – or from a deeper, more internal conflict between even those who are closest to each […]

On the Lost Art of the Comic War Novel with Novelist David Abrams

David Abrams, the author of  Fobbit (Black Cat, 2012), a satirical novel of the Iraq War, talks with Viet Thanh Nguyen, the author of  The Sympathizer (Grove Press, 2015), a debut novel set after the end of the Vietnam War. They discuss humor, unreliable narrators, and telling a war story from another side. This article […]