Viet Thanh Nguyen

Finalist, 2016 National Book Awards

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and an associate professor of English and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and the novel The Sympathizer.
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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Nothing Ever Dies by Viet Than Nguyen book cover
ISBN 9780674660342 Harvard University Press

All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War―a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of bot More about this book >

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Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and an associate professor of English and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and the novel The Sympathizer. The Sympathizer won many awards, including the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, an Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America, and the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction.

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