Tag Archive: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Mar 11

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nguyen won the Pulitzer Prize last year for his début novel, The Sympathiser. The Refugees is his first collection of short fiction and it is truly magnificent. The title is a clear enough indication of what to expect – stories about the refugee experience – except that Nguyen provides a variety of point of views …

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May 18

Week 19 / 20: The Nebulas are awarded, a fluid identity and the greatest anthropologists of the American People

Books Read In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Currently Reading  Children of the Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay (1) I skipped a week.  That’s going to happen from time to time as life – work, family, general laziness – gets in the …

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Apr 22

Week 16: Pulitzers, Brilliant Kelly Link and not being in on the joke

Books Read The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood Currently Reading  Into Everywhere by Paul McAuley (1) This year’s Pulitzer prize for fiction was awarded to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s début novel The Sympathizer which I look forward to reading at some point in the coming months. For genre fans Nguyen’s win was of less significance when compared to …

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