Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

John Kelly’s Ancestors Wouldn’t Have Fit In Either

Viet Thanh Nguyen reflects on John Kelly’s words about undocumented immigrants coming from south of the border. Originally published by The New York Times. I had forgotten that memory of my mother, sitting by herself, reading aloud from a church newsletter. It was the only way she could read, having had only a grade school education. […]

Vietnam War revisited by author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Peter Pierce reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, The Sympathizer, and The Refugees for The Weekend Australian.  Last year, not long after the publication of his Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen released a nonfiction analysis, impassioned yet forensic, of ‘‘Vietnam and the memory of war’’. This book […]