Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

‘The Sympathizer’: Vietnamese Spy Encounters America

Tony Dushane interviews author Viet Thanh Nguyen for SF Gate. “The Sympathizer” recounts life after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Written by Viet Thanh Nguyen, the novel is a confession written by an unnamed narrator who comes to America as a sleeper agent for the communists after the war. In the U.S., the narrator, […]

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 Thanh Nguyen’s powerful and evocative first novel, leads a divided life in every possible way. The son of a Vietnamese mother and a French priest, he is a spy, he explains, […]