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2023 National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction | The Ten Contenders for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

The National Book Foundation announced the Longlist for the 2023 National Book Award for Nonfiction. The Finalists in all five categories will be revealed on Tuesday, October 3. The 2023 Nonfiction Longlist includes emerging and established writers, and features works of memoir, science writing, biographies of both iconic figures and unsung heroes, investigative works that reframe […]

TRANAN SESSIONS | Viet Thanh Nguyen

VIET THANH NGUYEN was born in 1971 in Vietnam but grew up in the United States, where he fled with his parents as a four-year-old. He is a professor at the University of Southern California and regularly contributes as a writer to the New York Times and Time Magazine, where he has made a name […]

“Viet Thanh Nguyen: Through the Eyes of a Vietnamese Refugee”

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins author and lawyer Philippe Sands QC virtually at the Edinburgh Book Festival to discuss the real-life events that contributed to Nguyen’s novel, and the ways fiction can challenge perceived real-world truths.  In 1975, at the age of four, Viet Thanh Nguyen fled from Vietnam with his family. Like so many others, these refugees from their […]


Viet Thanh Nguyen captivates the audience of students at Lake City High School auditorium and talks about identity struggle, privilege, and power. The slow, steady pace of Harrisburg, Pa., resting along shallow canyons carved from the easy turns of the Susquehanna River, represent a crossroads in Americana. Reminders of the Colonial age meets what’s left […]


Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks at the Idaho Humanities Council’s 16th annual North Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner in The Coeur d’Alene Resort. COEUR d’ALENE — The memory of being separated from his parents and brother at the age of 4 is something that still haunts Viet Thanh Nguyen. “That’s where my memories begin,” he […]

New Honorary Doctors Appointed at Uppsala University

Viet Thanh Nguyen is appointed a honorary doctorate by Uppsala University. The nine faculties at Uppsala University have decided on who they wish to appoint as honorary doctors this academic year. The new honorary doctors include researchers in fields as diverse as string theory, maternal healthcare, evolutionary biology, the European history of ideas, prostate cancer […]

The 10 Best Debut Novels of the Decade

In this article by Emily Temple for the Literary Hub, Temple discusses about the best debut novels of the past decade, including THE SYMPATHIZER. Friends, it’s true: the end of the decade approaches. It’s been a difficult, anxiety-provoking, morally compromised decade, but at least it’s been populated by some fine literature. We’ll take our silver […]


A band of intrepid chickens leave behind the boredom of farm life, joining the crew of the pirate ship Pitiless to seek fortune and glory on the high seas. Led by a grizzled captain into the territory of the Dog Knights, they soon learn what it means to be courageous, merciful, and not seasick quite so much of the […]