The Refugees received astonishing attention in hardcover, including a career-assessing rave by Joyce Carol Oates in the New Yorker, appearances by Nguyen on Late Night with Seth Meyers and NPR's All Things Considered, profiles in TIME and on BuzzFeed, and positive reviews the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Globe, plus four starred pre-pubs. The Refugees is especially relevant in our current political climate as domestic immigration becomes a centerpiece of public discourse, and the New York Times recently included The Refugees on a list of 25 Great Books by Refugees. A refugee himself, Nguyen is a staunch advocate for refugee rights and has spoken and written widely on the subject. A New York Times Editors' Choice, An Indie Next selection, and an Amazon Best Book of the Month (Literature and Fiction) The Refugees is in its third printing and has sold over 50,000 copies to date. In hardcover, the book was supported by a major national tour, including events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Pasadena, Irvine, Washington, D.C., New York City, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, Santa Fe, NM, Phoenix, AZ, Athens, GA, Grand Forks, ND, Columbus, OH, Clemson, SC, Williamstown, MA, and Arlington, VA. The Sympathizer has sold over 450,000 copies to date. It is one of the most lauded debuts of the last years, winning the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (Adult Fiction), the California Book Award for First Fiction, and the Association for Asian Studies Award for Best Book in Creative Writing (Prose). Nguyen's recent nonfiction book, Nothing Ever Dies, was shortlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction and the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction. Since his Pulitzer win, Nguyen's profile has risen astronomically, he is now a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times, has been asked to be the keynote speaker at major festivals in the U.S. and abroad, and has written for the White House, regularly writes for the New York Times and other major media on matters of immigration, the contemporary Vietnam-America relationship, and the intersection of the experiences of people of color and the publishing/creative world.