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Viet Thanh Nguyen

Awards/Citations for THE SYMPATHIZER:

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2016
Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel
The Center for Fiction 2015 First Novel Prize
American Library Association's 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2016
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist (Best Mystery/Thriller)
2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Finalist
2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Finalist

Reviews and Praise for THE SYMPATHIZER

"[THE SYMPATHIZER] fills a void in the literature, giving voice to the previously voiceless while it compels the rest of us to look at the events of 40 years ago in a new light. But this tragicomic novel reached beyond its historical context to illuminate more universal themes...Nguyen's skill in portraying [an] ambivalent personality compares favorably with masters like Conrad, Greene, and le Carré." --The New York Times Book Review

"...astonishing first novel...enlivens debate about history and human nature, and the narrator has poignant, often mirthful voice." --Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

"Mr. Nguyen is a master of the telling ironic phrase and the biting details, and the book pulses with 'Catch-22'-style absurditites." --The New York Times

"A closely written novel of after-the-war Vietnam, when all that was solid melted into air...Both chilling and funny, and a worth addition to the library of first-rate novels about the Vietnam War." --KirkusStarred Review

"Intelligent, relentlessly paced, and savagely funny." --The Wall Street Journal (Best Books of the Year)

"It's hard to believe this effort, one of the best recent novels to cover the Vietnamese conflict from an Asian perspective, is a debut." --Library Journal, Starred Review

"Compelling--and profoundly unsettling." --BooklistStarred Review

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