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Viet Thanh Nguyen 

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about the fading memories of the Vietnamese refugee communities. His works not only provide a fictional lens into the historical refugee diaspora but also examine how we might portray those victims of war conscientiously. Writer of the 2016 Pulitzer Award in Fiction The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen is known for his engaging and personal storytelling that tells the ensuing tale of loss, love, and search of identity during the refugee experience. 

“In a country where possessions counted for everything, we had no belongings except our stories.”  

– Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Refugees