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Viet Thanh Nguyen

"People want voices for the voiceless so they don't have to hear the voiceless."

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

He recently wrote a Twitter thread about people and institutions that call artists a "voice for the voiceless." He sees this as another way for the privileged reader or audience to keep their distance from the artist while keeping their gaze on the artist.

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