Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a 2017 MacArthur fellow for fiction and nonfiction

Image credits to Getty Images. USC professor and writer Viet Thanh Nguyen has been named a 2017 MacArthur fellow.

In this amalgamation of interviews, Agatha French from the Los Angeles Times creates a portrait of Viet Thanh Nguyen after winning a 2017 MacArthur grant. The immigrant has always been an ambivalent figure in the United States,” writer Viet Thanh Nguyen told the Los Angeles Times last year. “The immigrant has always served as a source of […]

MacArthur fellows for 2017: a tragicomic novelist, an ‘Afropolitan’ painter and more

Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Deborah Vankin builds a profile on Viet Thanh Nguyen, and a few other 2017 MacArthur fellows. The 2017 MacArthur fellows have been revealed, and among the honorees are an experimental opera director, a freewheeling novelist exploring the moral complexities of the Vietnam War, a Nigerian painter mining her “Afropolitan” perspective and […]

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 […]