Viet Thanh Nguyen

Longlist, 2023 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2016 National Book Awards

Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America. He is the author of The Committed, which continues the story of The Sympathizer, awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, alongside seven other prizes.
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A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, A History, A Memorial

ISBN 9780802160508 Grove Press / Grove Atlantic

With insight, humor, formal invention, and lyricism, in A Man of Two Faces Viet Thanh Nguyen rewinds the film of his own life. He expands the genre of personal memoir by acknowledging larger stories of refugeehood, colonization, and ideas about Vietnam and America, writing with his trademark sardonic wit and incisive analysis, as well as a deep emotional openness about his life as a father and a son. More about this book >

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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

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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 was born in Vietnam and raised in America. He is the author of The Committed, which continues the story of The Sympathizer, awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, alongside seven other prizes. He is also the author of the short story collection The Refugees; the nonfiction book Nothing Ever Dies, a Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction; and is the editor of an anthology of refugee writing, The Displaced. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. He lives in Los Angeles.

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