Viet Thanh Nguyen and his debut novel, "The Sympathizer." Photo courtesy of Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Nguyen, 50, a professor of English and American studies and ethnicity at the University of California, the U.S., made his writing debut with ‘The Sympathizer’ in 2015 and promptly won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature among a handful of other honors.
It became the first book to win the Edgar Award and Pulitzer Prize in the same year.
It depicts the story of a Vietnamese man coming to the U.S. and later returning to his home country after years.
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