Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

An interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Piper French interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his books, The Sympathizer, The Refugees, and The Displaced in this article for Asymptote. In his nonfiction treatise on memory and the Vietnam War, Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen invokes the German writer W. G. Sebald’s concept of “secondhand memory”—the impact of war and trauma on those “seared […]