Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel “The Sympathizer” won—among other honors—the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and the Asian/Pacific American Literature Award. His other books are “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War,” “Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America,” and “The Refugees.” He also edited “The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives.” He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Most recently, he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations, and le Prix du meilleur livre étranger (Best Foreign Book in France), for “The Sympathizer.” He is a critic at large for the Los Angeles Times and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.

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