Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

The Great Vietnam War Novel Was Not Written by an American

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes on the many Vietnamese-American works ignored by both the American and Vietnamese mainstream. This article was originally published by the New York Times. In 1967, Le Ly Hayslip, then known as Phung Thi Le Ly, was a teenager living and working in Da Nang. A peasant girl who had survived war […]

For Readers, Writing Is a Process of ‘Emotional Osmosis’

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses how his novel The Sympathizer is the product of decades of enjoying other works in this interview with Joe Fassler for The Atlantic. By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more. In […]