When Viet Thanh Nguyen was four years old, Saigon fell and his family became refugees. The experience, one of extreme vulnerability and displacement, profoundly shaped Nguyen as writer and as an American. Through his critical writings, his Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Sympathizer, his bestselling story collection The Refugees, and his public appearances and interviews, Nguyen has been a tireless advocate for refugees. With this exciting and powerful anthology, which will benefit a major refugee charity, Nguyen will collect personal essays from twenty leading refugees, including many prominent prize-winning and bestselling authors. These eye-opening, emotionally resonant works will show what it means to seek refuge and to find a new home. President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration cut by more than half the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United, leaving 60,000 men, womem, and children in peril. Understanding the experiences of refugees, and what they mean to America, is more important than ever before .