Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Viet Thanh Nguyen – Writing is an urge from inside

Anh Trâm interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his novels, The Symapthizer, The Refugees, The Displaced, and Nothing Ever Dies for Runway. Người yêu văn chương xứ Việt hẳn đã từng nghe tên Việt Thanh Nguyễn – nhà văn gốc Việt đầu tiên đoạt giải Pulitzer văn học với tiểu thuyết đầu tay The Sympathizer. Trong […]

Viet Thanh Nguyen and the Vietnam wounds remained open

Renato Graziano reviews The Sympathizer and The Displaced by Viet Thanh Nguyen for Nuova Societa. Fra gli innumerevoli ospiti del recente Salone del Libro 2019, Viet Thanh Nguyen è fra i meno conosciuti ma, a mio modesto avviso, fra i più rilevanti e meritevoli di essere letti. Vietnamita di nascita (1971) arriva a quattro anni assieme alla […]

Struggling to find a place, refugee writers speak for themselves

Thy Vo discusses refugee writers and The Displaced by Viet Thanh Nguyen in this article for The Mercury News. OAKLAND — Amid a national debate over the country’s policies toward immigrants and deportation policies, a group of panelists spoke of the complexity of being displaced and struggling for identity in the country they sought refuge. […]

An interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Piper French interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his books, The Sympathizer, The Refugees, and The Displaced in this article for Asymptote. In his nonfiction treatise on memory and the Vietnam War, Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen invokes the German writer W. G. Sebald’s concept of “secondhand memory”—the impact of war and trauma on those “seared […]

Bill Ruehlmann: In “The Displaced,” we see immigrants, see ourselves

Bill Ruehlmann reviews The Displaced by Viet Thanh Nguyen for The Virginian-Pilot.  Sometimes a true story by a complete stranger can hit you like a stomach punch. There are 18 of them in “The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives” (Abrams Press, 190 pp., $25), edited by Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, also recipient […]

Interview with the New Orleans Review

This interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen for the New Orleans Review was conducted by Elizabeth Sulis Kim. Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Vietnamese-American author and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, was a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant in 2017. His works include The Sympathizer, which was awarded the […]

Meet Viet Thanh Nguyen in Paris on July 4, 8, or 15

Viet Thanh Nguyen returns to the American Library in Paris to talk about The Displaced and hold two workshops, beginning July 4th.

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 lives. It hosts a collection of diverse perspectives from all across the world, bound together by their shared trauma, though decades and thousands of miles apart. In our modern world, we […]

No Place To Call Home

Kera Thinks interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on World Refugee Day as they discuss refugees and his essay collection, The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. When refugees leave their homes, they’re gambling that some place new will welcome them. Viet Thanh Nguyen knows that experience well as a refugee from Vietnam after the fall of […]

‘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 “Start Making Sense” podcast here. The novelist on refugee literature and the concept of the “genius.” Viet Thanh Nguyen wrote the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer. He’s also the recipient of the MacArthur […]

BookCon 2018: Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Work of Empathy

Hannah Kushnick of Publisher’s Weekly features The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives for BookCon 2018. The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, a startling anthology of essays by various authors, was the brainchild of Abrams executive editor Jamison Stoltz. He was, according to the anthology’s editor, Viet Thanh Nguyen, “moved by the protests against the […]

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Of The Displaced, The Economist says that “If the world’s 65.5 million forcibly displaced people formed their own country, it would be the 21st-largest…one of the many things that this imaginary nation lacks…is a literary canon. In this collection, Viet Thanh Nguyen begins to assemble one.”

April Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced is featured in The Millions list of the most anticipated books for the month of April. We wouldn’t dream of abandoning our vast semi–annual Most Anticipated Book Previews, but we thought a monthly reminder would be helpful (and give us a chance to note titles we missed the first time around).  Here’s what we’re looking out […]