Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

In Praise of Doubt and Uselessness

The following article by Viet Thanh Nguyen was originally published by the Los Angeles Times. Almost exactly 20 years ago, I arrived in Los Angeles in the month of June. I had received my doctorate from UC Berkeley in May and had turned 26 in February. That summer, I found a small apartment in Silver […]

In Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Refugees,’ wistfulness is an anthem of displacement

Karen Long reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees. Originally published by The Los Angeles Times.  In a short time, Viet Thanh Nguyen has encircled the American literary consciousness: first with his mind-bending 2015 novel “The Sympathizer,” then last year’s cultural history “Nothing Ever Dies” and now with eight short stories entitled “The Refugees.” Nguyen, the […]

Stellar nonfiction chosen by the National Book Critics Circle

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War” nominated as a nonfiction finalist in the 2016 National Book Critics Circle. Kate Tuttle reviews the five nonfiction finalists. Originally published by The Los Angeles Times.  Next month, the National Book Critics Circle will present its 2016 book prizes in six categories; these are […]