Sophia Nguyen

Washington, D.C.

Education: Yale University, BA

Sophia Nguyen is the news and features writer for the Books section at The Washington Post. She previously served as assistant editor on the National Politics desk and as an assistant editor for Outlook and PostEverything.
Latest from Sophia Nguyen

‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’ sparks a debate about credit in fiction

Gabrielle Zevin’s “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow,” which explores issues of artistry and authorship, is now caught up in a conflict about credit.

March 24, 2023

A guide to the work of Kenzaburo Oe, novelist and Nobel laureate

Oe, who died on March 3, was one of Japan's most important contemporary writers. Here's where to start with his work.

March 14, 2023

Dear Donald: Trump’s next book shares nearly 150 private letters

Published by an imprint co-founded by his son, "Letters to Trump" contains correspondence with a range of figures, including Michael Jackson and Viktor Orban. It will be released April 25.

March 9, 2023

What’s worse for a relationship: A pandemic or a marriage?

Heather Havrilesky and Laura Kipnis offer intimate examinations of the state of modern love.

February 11, 2022

In this pandemic diary, memories of 2020 can seem too tidy

Charles Finch’s recollections are sometimes compelling, sometimes detached.

December 3, 2021

What floor?

These intimate spaces offer the promise of privacy, but with a countdown.

February 12, 2021

The Post’s guide to gifts that don’t exist but should

Fantastical ways to improve the experience of giving.

December 10, 2020

Asian Americans’ uneasy place in the national narrative

Cathy Park Hong examines the angst of a group often not thought of as “real minorities.”

March 27, 2020

Inside the unnerving world of Silicon Valley — and how it invaded cyberspace

“Uncanny Valley” and “Lurking” offer tales of digital innocence lost.

February 21, 2020

Jia Tolentino’s smart takes on this absurd modern life

The New Yorker writer examines the conflicting impulses and cultural moments that define her.

August 9, 2019