Books The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen Hardcover, 209 pages, Pgw, List Price: $25 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe RefugeesAuthorViet Thanh Nguyen Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A collection of stories, written over a twenty-year period, examines the Vietnamese experience in America as well as questions of home, family, and identity. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Viet Thanh Nguyen Go Home! The Sympathizer Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Refugees NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. His new short story collection explores the refugee experience — and draws from his own. Bebe Jacobs/Grove Atlantic hide caption toggle caption Bebe Jacobs/Grove Atlantic Author Interviews 'The Refugees' Author Says We Should All Know What It Is To Be An Outsider February 10, 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen fled Vietnam with his family when he was 4 years old. His new short story collection explores the refugee experience — and draws from his own. 'The Refugees' Author Says We Should All Know What It Is To Be An Outsider Listen · 6:06 6:06 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/513694099/514567006" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Memory And Loss Haunt The Stories In 'The Refugees' February 9, 2017 Viet Thanh Nguyen's new collection looks at how it feels and what it means to be a refugee. It's a wonderful group of stories that prove fiction can do more than tell stories, it can bear witness.