Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Penguin Random House Spring Book & Author Festival 2024

On April 25th, join  Penguin Random House, Library Journal, and School Library Journal for our Spring 2024 virtual book and author festival, a free day-long event celebrating reading, authors, and librarians everywhere! Enjoy a day packed with author panels and interviews, book buzzes, virtual shelf browsing, and adding to your TBR pile.  You’ll hear from many of your favorite authors, […]

Penguin Random House | Viet Thanh Nguyen at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena

Storytime and art activities with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen and artist Minnie Phan From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen and illustrator Minnie Phan comes an unforgettable story of a Vietnamese American girl whose life is transformed by a wildfire. When Simone is awakened by her mom as a wildfire threatens their home, […]

Minerva | In Conversation: Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen and Minnie Phan on their New Children’s Picture Book

video screenshot from conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen and Minnie Phan for SIMONE and Minerva

Join Viet Thanh Nguyen (Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Sympathizer) and acclaimed artist Minnie Phan in conversation with School Library Journal blogger Elizabeth Bird about their soon-to-be-published children’s book, SIMONE for Minerva Read below for transcript, watch video here Viet Thanh Nguyen: The stream is live. Hello. Hi there. Betsy Bird: Hello. Wonderful. Well, […]

Reviews for SIMONE, A New Children’s Book by Viet Thanh Nguyen, illustrated by Minnie Phan

“A powerful, multilayered depiction of an increasingly common situation.” Viet Thanh Nguyen writes a children’s book set to release in May 2024. Read below for early reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist Publishers Weekly “Evocative….inventive illustrations … introduces a full rainbow spectrum of experience.” Publishers Weekly Rooted, per a contextualizing end note, in […]

Simone

Simone by Viet Thanh Nguyen book cover

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen and illustrator Minnie Phan comes an unforgettable story of a Vietnamese American girl whose life is transformed by a wildfire.

Kirkus Reviews says “Stunning…. a powerful, multilayered depiction of an increasingly common situation.”