Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American novelist and professor. He is best known for his novel 'The Sympathizer,' which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016. Nguyen's work often explores themes of identity, memory, and the Vietnamese experience in America. He is also a professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.


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  1. 1. The Sympathizer

    "The Sympathizer" is a gripping spy novel set during the Vietnam War. The protagonist is a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who is a communist double agent. After the Fall of Saigon, he moves to America with other South Vietnamese refugees and struggles to reconcile his dual loyalties as he continues to spy on his fellow countrymen in exile. The novel explores themes of identity, war, and politics, while providing a unique perspective on the Vietnam War and its aftermath.