MONTHLY ARCHIVES : January, 2018

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.  Evenings with…(read more)

Modern Language Association Publishes Forum on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Work

The Modern Language Association publishes a forum of articles on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s books in the PMLA March 2018 issue.      Articles Included: Slips…(read more)

The René Wellek Prize Citations 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War co-wins the 2017 Rene Wellek Prize with Jeffrey Cohen’s Stone. The Rene…(read more)

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…(read more)

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…(read more)

NOTHING EVER DIES: Vietnam and the Memory of War | By Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nguyễn Thị Điểu reviews Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen for the journal Pacific Affairs. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University…(read more)

READY TO READ THE MOST CELEBRATED AND BEST VIETNAM WAR BOOKS?

Tracy Sharpley reviews the best books about the Vietnam War for BookRiot and lists The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen in the fiction category. …(read more)

‘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…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Says The U.S. Could ‘Lose Its Soul’ With Migrant Family Separations

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy on NPR with host Scott Simon. Interview audio found here. Read the transcript below:…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Power of Imagining & Building New Futures

Alexandra Da Dalt discusses the impact of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s talk about refugees, immigrant, communities of color, and writing in this piece for Rain…(read more)