Inprint | Viet Thanh Nguyen

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 7:30pm

 Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, Entrance 18 on Rice Boulevard

General admission tickets $5 on sale Tuesday, September 26 , 2017

Presented in association with Rice University President's Lecture Series and Vietnam: The Houston Connection

This reading will be live streamed in partnership with Houston Public Media via and

VIET THANH NGUYEN’s debut novel The Sympathizers garnered international praise, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize, and was named to more than 30 best books of the year lists. The Washington Post calls the novel “extraordinary....surely a new classic of war fiction,” and Alice Walker writes, “If you are an American, of any culture or color, you will benefit from reading this book which offers, in exquisite thought and phrase, the multi-layered experience of a war most Americans have blotted out of consciousness, suppressed, or willfully ignored. I’ve been waiting to read this book for decades.” The Refugees, Nguyen’s bestselling story collection, was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and an Indie Next Selection. Joyce Carol Oates in The New Yorker says the collection is “about people poised between their devastated homeland and their affluent adopted country…. Nguyen [is] one of our great chroniclers of displacement.... All Nguyen’s fiction is pervaded by a shared intensity of vision, by stinging perceptions that drift like windblown ashes.” His nonfiction book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and The Memory of War was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He serves as cultural critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times and is co-editor of the book Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field. Nguyen came to the United States as a refugee from the Vietnam War with his family in 1975. Reading followed by on-stage interview, book sale and signing.


The Refugees Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802126399
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - February 7th, 2017