MONTHLY ARCHIVES : March, 2017

The René Wellek Prize Citations 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War co-wins the 2017 Rene Wellek Prize with Jeffrey Cohen’s Stone. The Rene…(read more)

The Displaced by Viet Thanh Nguyen REVIEW

Adiba Jaigirdar reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced for Cultured Vultures, giving it a 10/10 rating. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced collects essays by refugee writers about refugee…(read more)

NOTHING EVER DIES: Vietnam and the Memory of War | By Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nguyễn Thị Điểu reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen for the journal Pacific Affairs. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University…(read more)

READY TO READ THE MOST CELEBRATED AND BEST VIETNAM WAR BOOKS?

Tracy Sharpley reviews the best books about the Vietnam War for BookRiot and lists The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen in the fiction category. …(read more)

‘Call Me a Refugee, Not an Immigrant’: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jon Wiener of The Nation interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on refugee literature and the concept of “the genius.” You can listen to this episode of the…(read more)

From refugee to Pulitzer-winning novelist

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Christiane Amanpour about his story, politics, and his issue with John Kelly in this interview for CNN. In this…(read more)

The Displaced: Refugee Writers Ariel Dorfman & Viet Thanh Nguyen on Migration, US Wars & Resistance

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews Ariel Dorfman and Viet Thanh Nguyen on such topics as asylum seekers in the US today. As dozens of migrants…(read more)

Refugees, optimism and literary roots: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Mohsin Hamid in conversation

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Mohsin Hamid discuss the refugee crisis and their own books in this for Los Angeles Public Library ALOUD.  Among critic…(read more)

Ghosts of the road, spectres at the feast

This article originally published by The Economist discusses Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new collection of essays by refugee writers, The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. If the…(read more)

Just Buffalo’s BABEL: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Lizzie Finnegan reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Fies: Vietnam and the Memory of War for The Public. “I was born in Vietnam but made in…(read more)