MONTHLY ARCHIVES : September, 2019

Le Colonial is an Orientalist specter

In this article by Soleil Ho for the San Francisco Chronicle, Soleil and Viet discuss enduring colonial fantasies and misbegotten nostalgia over plates of…(read more)

Daniel Ellsberg among finalists for California Book Awards

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees is a finalist for the California Book Awards, alongside Daniel Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War…(read more)

Best of 2017: 100 recommended books

The San Francisco Chronicle reviews The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen and lists it on its 2017 recommended book list.  The Refugees, by Viet Thanh…(read more)

SF Chronicle Reviews The Refugees

Rayyan Al-Shawaf of the San Francisco Chronicle reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new short story collection, The Refugees. If you’re still unconvinced that “nothing ever…(read more)

Pulitzer Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Explores War and its Aftermath

Elizabeth Rosner of the San Francisco Chronicle reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. “All wars are fought twice,” writes Viet…(read more)

SF Gate Reviews The Sympathizer

Thomas Chatterton Williams reviews Viet Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer for SF Gate. The unnamed narrator (he is simply “the captain) in “The Sympathizer,” Viet…(read more)