Monthly archives: February, 2017

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is a new voice for Vietnamese here

Viet Thanh Nguyen is on the kind of roll any author might envy. “The Sympathizer,” his 2015 debut novel, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Last year his nonfiction work, “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War,” was a finalist for the National Book Award. Now comes a short story collection titled “The …

‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

There is no doubt a musical is going to be interesting when its opening number, titled “Prologue: A Warning to the Audience,” literally advises its audience that they are about to see something so ghastly, they may want to bail. However, aside from the so-called warning, the multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to …