Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

The Sympathizer: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Dual Identity

Serge Bressan reviews The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Originally published on La Grande Parade.  Aucun doute : la voici, la plus belle découverte de cette rentrée d’été 2017… Le livre nous arrive des Etats-Unis. Roman solide, épais, il est signé Viet Thanh Nguyen et titré « Le Sympathisant ». Précision : ce texte ne débarque pas totalement de […]

Vietnam War revisited by author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Peter Pierce reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, The Sympathizer, and The Refugees for The Weekend Australian.  Last year, not long after the publication of his Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen released a nonfiction analysis, impassioned yet forensic, of ‘‘Vietnam and the memory of war’’. This book […]

12 Modern Classics That Will Stand the Test of Time

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer gets reviewed by Kirkus Reviews and is featured on their list of 12 modern classics that will stand the test of time. A closely written novel of after-the-war Vietnam, when all that was solid melted into air. As Graham Greene and Robert Stone have taught us, on the streets of Saigon, nothing is as it […]