Viet Thanh Nguyen

I Can’t Forget the Lessons of Vietnam. Neither Should You.

Aug. 19, 2021 By Viet Thanh Nguyen Mr. Nguyen is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Sympathizer” and its sequel, “The Committed.” He is a professor of English, American studies and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. “I was 4 years old when Saigon fell, so I do not remember any of …

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Advice for Artists Whose Parents Want Them to Be Engineers

July 8, 2021 550 Comments By Viet Thanh Nguyen Mr. Nguyen is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Sympathizer” and its sequel, “The Committed.” He is a professor of English, American studies and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. “When I give lectures on college campuses, the most difficult question I am …

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I Actually Like Teaching on Zoom

There may be less human warmth. But there can be more human connection. By Viet Thanh Nguyen Mr. Nguyen, a contributing opinion writer, is the author of the novel “The Sympathizer” and its forthcoming sequel, “The Committed.” He is a professor of English, American studies and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. Feb. 15, …

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