Literature

Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Lit: A Primer from Viet Thanh Nguyen

“Sometimes people have said that I give voice to the voiceless Vietnamese. If you know anything about Vietnamese people, you know they are not voiceless. They are quite loud, whether it is in Vietnamese or English. Here is a reading list of some of the most important writing by Vietnamese and Vietnamese Americans, just to prove that we have not …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews Hoa Nguyen’s ‘Violet Energy Ingots’

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Violet Energy Ingots, Hoa Nguyen’s newest poetry collection. The best of Hoa Nguyen’s poetry is challenging. …(read more)

John Vu :: Việt Nam Renovating Dreams

John Vu’s latest book, Việt Nam Renovating Dreams, combines essays and photography to capture the Vietnamese diasporic experience. Việt Nam …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Rachel Dinh

We start off 2017 — and Year #2 of OUT OF THE MARGINS (!) — with emerging writer Rachel Dinh’s …(read more)

Memory Matters: Karín Aguilar-San Juan Reviews ‘Body Counts’

diaCRITIC Karín Aguilar-San Juan reviews Yen Le Espiritu’s book, Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refugees. MEMORY MATTERS In …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews ‘The Adventures of Joe Harper’

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Phong Nguyen’s newest book, The Adventures of Joe Harper. On the first page of his manuscript of …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Michael Nhat

Sometimes you can be Vietnamese and still not be Vietnamese enough. But, in truth, the diaspora yields many stories, many formulations …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Bao Nguyen

We feature fiction by a young and upcoming writer, Bao Nguyen, for this month’s Out of the Margins. More than …(read more)

Call for Submissions for Perfume River Poetry Review

Perfume River Poetry Review is accepting submissions for their fifth anniversary issue, centered on the theme “Vietnam Forever.” Submissions will be …(read more)

ERIC NGUYEN BÌNH LUẬN TIỂU THUYẾT “AFTER DISASTERS” CỦA VIET DINH

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen bình luận cuốn tiểu thuyết đầu tay của Viet Dinh After Disasters. Tháng 1 năm 2001, tại bang …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Stacey Tran

The act of reading (especially for another writer) can become an act of responding in-kind: the special form of “dialogue” that ensues from …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews ‘Fish in Exile’ by Vi Khi Nao

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Vi Khi Nao’s newest book, Fish in Exile. Grief is such a common subject in fiction, it’s …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews ‘After Disasters’ by Viet Dinh

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Viet Dinh’s debut novel After Disasters. In January 2001, an earthquake struck the Gujarat area of …(read more)