Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Reconsidering the Work of a Chinese Immigrant Writer of the 1930s

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Hua Hsu’s A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific. Originally posted as a New York Times Book Review on July 24, 2016. A FLOATING CHINAMAN Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific By Hua Hsu 276 pp. Harvard University Press. $29.95. For critics and scholars, the greatest rewards are to […]

Review of Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives

Viet Thanh Nguyen reviews Christopher Sorrentino’s The Fugitives. Originally posted as a New York Times Sunday Book Review on February 19, 2016. Kat Danhoff is a reporter from Chicago. The fact that she is also Native American is, as she might say, irrelevant; although she does not deny it, neither does she profess it. The effect is […]