Press Release: ABRAMS Will Publish The Displaced



New York, NY – January 11, 2018 – ABRAMS will publish The Displaced (Abrams Press; April 10, 2018; U.S. $25.00; Hardcover), edited by Pulitzer Prize–winning and bestselling author Viet Thanh Nguyen, under its newly launched non-fiction imprint, Abrams Press. ABRAMS will donate 10 percent of the cover price of
this book, a minimum of $25,000, to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid, relief, and resettlement to refugees and other victims of oppression or violent conflict. For more information on the IRC, visit

“We are honored to be publishing this important collection on our new imprint, Abrams Press. Viet Thanh Nguyen has collected together an immensely  impressive group of writers, and their stories remind us of what we all stand to lose when we close our borders to immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees and others who have and continue to make our country a beacon of hope in the world .”
—Jamison Stoltz, Executive Editor, Abrams Press

The Displaced features essays from seventeen prominent refugee writers from around the world to explore and illuminate their experiences. A timely and poignant collection, the book is also an indictment of the international community closing its doors to refugees and a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of asylum. Tour dates for the book’s publication to be announced.

The book’s full list of featured writers includes:

Joseph Azam
David Bezmozgis
Fatima Bhutto
Thi Bui
Ariel Dorfman
Lev Golinkin
Reyna Grande
Meron Hadero
Aleksandar Hemon
Joseph Kertes
Porochista Khakpour
Marina Lewycka
Maaza Mengiste
Dina Nayeri
Vu Tran
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
Kao Kalia Yang 


About the Editor

Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam in 1971. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, he and his family fled to the United States. The author of three books including The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a recently published story collection, The Refugees, Nguyen is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles.


About the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in more than forty countries and twenty-eight offices across the United States, helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities. Learn more at


About the Book

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
Edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Abrams Press / April 10, 2018
U.S. $25.00 / CAN $32.00
Hardcover / 192 pages
5½ x 8¼”
ISBN 978-1-4197-2948-5


For Immediate Release
Contact: Maya Bradford
Senior Publicist


Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, SelfMadeHero, MoMA Children’s Books, and others.