Yearly Archives: 2016

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 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,...

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Michael Nhat

You motherfuckers don’t give us respect / So when I turn to my own they look at me like heck / he ain’t really Asian, much less Vietnamese / How do you think that makes me feel? ...

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Democrats’ Failure and Our Future

Donald Trump has triumphed, an accomplishment that many, except his most ardent supporters, deemed to be impossible. I didn't care for Clinton but I voted for her. The Democratic Party didn't leave me much choice. It went to the center and said to the left, take it or leave it. Now that playing it safe as a strategic and moral principle has failed, can we try something different?

National Book Award Finalist Viet Nguyen Speaks Out on War, Capitalism & Trump

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Jeffrey Fleishman on his thoughts on celebrity culture, capitalism, and American imperialism. Originally published by the Los Angeles Times.


He saw the flash. It was very bright. But because it was so small and short-lived, it was imperceptible to his colleague standing a few yards away.

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 accepted by mail only...


diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen bình luận cuốn tiểu thuyết đầu tay của Viet Dinh After Disasters.

Ahistorical and Deluded, with Fireworks

diaCRITIC Linh Dinh writes on the necessity of reexamining our accepted historical narratives.

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Stacey Tran (responds to Ocean Vuong)

the color blue is the color of eyes we do not have we push through what liesin front of us

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

Reviewed by Eric Nguyen. Grief is such a common subject in fiction, it’s difficult to make it new. To be fair, it’s a theme fertile for exploration and an experience that is universal. Vi Khi Nao’s newest book, Fish in Exile, fits perfectly into this tradition while also expanding it.