Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction for 2016, a book that slipped past most of the literary scene. Photo: AP

Vietnamese-born academic’s debut novel wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Some of the most important literary journals didn’t review The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen – but this major win will boost its sales and raise its profile immensely

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Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction for 2016, a book that slipped past most of the literary scene. Photo: AP
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