Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Now the Vietnamese team breaks out

Auke Hulst reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally published by NRC.  Over de Vietnamoorlog is vooral verteld vanuit de Amerikaan. De sympathisant geeft het woord nu eens aan een Vietnamese spion, en doet dat vilein en onvergetelijk. Wanneer we alle Vietnamese slachtoffers van de Vietnamoorlog op een rij zouden leggen, zou die rij 43 keer […]

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 […]

Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Race and Resistance book cover

Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America is available in hardcover, paperback, and Ebook from Oxford University Press. Beginning with Onoto Watanna in 1896 and ending with Lois-Ann Yamanaka in 1996, Race and Resistance looks at how Asian American literature has played an important role in the politics of Asian Americans. Through their literature, Asian American writers have recorded […]