Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Refugee Pain: A Review of The Refugees

Rupert Winchester of The Mekong Review reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s newest short story collection, The Refugees (Grove Press: Feb 2017). When Viet Thanh Nguyen rocketed into the global literary pantheon last year with the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, it was only natural that publishers should start looking for other Vietnamese-born writers to join the bandwagon. […]

Mekong Review: More Than Just Memory

Patrick Deer reviews both The Sympathizer and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War for the Mekong Review. In a recent interview, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Vietnamese American novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen describes his ambition “to be able to write fiction like criticism and criticism like fiction” in reshaping contemporary representations of war and memory. […]