Catch Viet at one of these appearances in the coming months and say hello! He will be presenting on his academic work or, at the literary events, reading from and talking about his most recent books: the novel The Sympathizer (2015), the cultural history Nothing Ever Dies (2016), and the short story collection The Refugees (2017). Check back for further details on some of these events.
Changing Hands Bookstore, Phoenix, AZ, April 20 @7pm
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 22-23
Williams College, Massachusetts, May 2, details TBA
Arlington Public Library, Virginia, May 3, details TBA
City University of New York, Theatre 2, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, May 4, @2pm
Center for Fiction, New York, Thursday May 4, @7pm.
Pasadena City College, May 11, details TBA
American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, Paris, France, June 20, 2017 @7:30pm
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, September 13-14, 2017, Details TBA
Minnesota Humanities Center, September 15, 2017, Details TBA
“Philanthropy at a Crossroads” Conference, Southern California Grantmakers, Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, September 26, 2017, Details TBA
San Jose State University, October 18, 2017, Details TBA
October 19, 2017: Santa Clara University @12pm; UC Santa Cruz @7PM
University of Kentucky, October 25, 2017, Details TBA
University of Indiana, Bloomington, October 26, 2017, Details TBA
Red Hen Press Fundraiser, Pasadena, CA, November 12, 2017, Details TBA
Inprint/Margaret Root Brown Reading Series, Nina Vance Alley Theater, 615 Texas St, Houston, TX, November 13, 2017, Details TBA
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, November 14, 2017, Details TBA
Troy Lecture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, November 15, Details TBA
Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, Rancho Mirage, CA, January 23-24, 2018, Details TBA
The Cabin/Readings and Conversations, Boise, Idaho, March 6-7, 2018, Details TBA
Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho, March 8, 2018, Details TBA
Boston College, March 20-22, 2018, Details TBA
Eagle Hill School, Hardwick, MA, March 23, 2018, Details TBA
Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA, April 9, 2018, Details TBA
University of Connecticut, Storrs, April 10, 2018, Details TBA
Seattle Arts and Lectures, May 7, 2018, Details TBA
Portland Arts and Lectures, May 8, 2018, Details TBA
Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Portland, OR, April 14-15, details TBA
Golden West Community College, Huntington Beach, CA, April 11, 2017 @5:30pm
Cal State Monterey Bay, 21st Annual Social Justice Colloquium, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science, Music Hall, Thursday April 6, 2017, @6pm
CPD Conversations in Public Diplomacy: Mediating Memory and Identity. USC, Annenberg Room 207, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @12pm.
Occidental College, April 4, 2017 @7pm
Bellarmine College Preparatory Hall of Fame Induction, San Jose, CA, April 1.
Lannan Foundation, with Maxine Hong Kingston, in Sante Fe, NM, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
Georgetown University, The Global Soul, Symposium, Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, New North 306, 37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C., March 27-28.
Denison University, Granville, OH, Thursday, March 23, 2017, @7:30pm.
University of North Dakota Writers Conference, Memorial Union Ballroom, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:00pm.
92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall, Lexinton Ave at 92nd street, New York City, Thursday, March 16, 2017.
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Reading, The New School, 66 W 12th St., New York City, March 15, 2017 @6:30pm
LA Public Library, Los Angeles, CA, Interviewing Ocean Vuong, March 13, 2017 @ 7:15pm
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, March 8-10, 2017.
Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, CA, Thursday, March 2, @7pm
Pasadena City College, Creveling Lounge, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Thursday, March 2, @11am
Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA, February 24, details TBA
Powell’s Bookstore, Portland, OR, February 23 @7:30pm
The Register Book Club, Feb 21, The Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA, @7pm.
University of Georgia, Feb 14 (Larry Walker Room – Dean Rusk Hall) @4pm
University of Georgia, Feb 13 (Betty Jean Craig Lecture, at The Chapel) @4pm
Politics and Prose Bookstore with Roxane Gay, St. Paul’s Church, 4900 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington DC, February 11, 7:30pm
- AWP (Association of Writing Programs), Washington D.C., February 8-11, 2017.Distant Lands, Intimate Voices with Patricia Engel, Sabina Murray, and Viet Thanh Nguyen. Association of Writing Programs Conference. Ballroom C, Washington Convention Center, Level Three, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington DC. 8:30-10PM, February 10, 2017.
- The Art of War: The Power & Role of the Writer in Times of Crisis with Lidia Yuknavitch, David Shields, Pireeni Sundaralingam, and Viet Thanh Nguyen. Association of Writing Programs Conference. Room 202A, Washington Convention Center, Level Two, Saturday, February 11, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Late Night with Seth Meyers, New York, February 9, 2017, watch the interview here.
City Arts & Lectures, In Conversation with Judson True, Thursday, February 2, 2017, @7:30pm
Manhattan Beach Library, Manhattan Beach, CA, February 1, @12pm.
Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach, CA, Thursday January 26, 2017.
UC Irvine, UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (time TBD).
Writers Resist Public Reading, Venice CA, Sunday, January 15, 2017.
Modern Language Association Convention, Presidential Plenary on “Boundary Conditions” featuring Kwame Anthony Appiah, Dan M. Edelstein, Rita Felski, Viet Nguyen, Homi Bhabha. Liberty Ballroom ABC, Philadelphia Marriott 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA. Friday, January 6, 2017 @10:15am.
American Studies Association Conference, Denver, CO, Panel discussion on Thursday November 18, 2016 @Noon.
USC Francophone Research and Resource Center with Ben Tran, Los Angeles, CA, USC Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240, 4-6pm.
The Beverly Hills Literary Escape, The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, Saturday November 5, 2016 @ 9am
UC Berkeley, Friday, October 28. Beyond Victims and Voices: On Writing as a Radical Act. 820 Barrows Hall, 2-4pm.
Wisconsin Book Festival (afternoon),Workshop With High School Teachers (morning), Madison, WI, Saturday, October 22, 2016.
CSEAS (Center for Southeast Asian Studies) Friday Forum, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, Friday, October 21, 2016.
International Festival of Authors, Toronto, ON. Harbourfront, Thursday, October 20, 2016.
Chevalier’s Books, Los Angeles, Wednesday October 19 @7pm.
Vietnamese American Lawyers Association, San Jose, Saturday October 15, 2016.
LA Chefs for Human Rights, An Evening Benefitting PTV, Monday, October 10, 2016.
Glendale Central Library, Adult Recreation Center, on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30pm.
Jaipur Literary Festival, Boulder Public Library, CO, Saturday, September 24, 2016.
LA Institute of the Humanities, Los Angeles, September 23, 2016. Details TBA.
Princeton University, Lewis Center, McCorrmick 101, Monday, September 19, 2016 at 4:30pm
USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, Doheny Memorial Library Room 241, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:00pm.
Otis College of Art and Design, The Forum, Goldsmith Campus, on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:30pm.
Annenberg Space for Photography, Refugees in America: A Conversation, discussion panel on America’s historic response to refugees with Makeda Best, Asli Bâli, and Saul Gonzalez. Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.
The New York Public Library, a preview of the photographic exhibition “Where the Children Sleep” to commemorate World Refugee Day. Schwarzman Building, The Edna Barnes Salomon Room, on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:00pm.
University of Oregon, Conversation & Book Signing with David Leiwei Li, Collins Professor. Straub Hall, Room 156, on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00pm.
The Wellstone Center, in conversation with novelist Matt Gallagher, author of Youngblood. Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2:00pm.
UC Irvine, Lecture. May 26, 2016.
UC Riverside, ‘Toward a Critical Refugee Studies: A Symposium’, a Q&A with artists Mai Der Vang and praCh. INTS 1128, on May 25, 2016 from 4:00 – 4:30pm.
Los Angeles Central Public Library ALOUD event, in conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston. Mark Taper Auditorium, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:15pm.
17th Annual Author’s Luncheon with AAUW (Association of American University Women), Torrance Doubletree Hotel, Penthouse Room, on May 21, 2016 from 11:00am – 3:30pm.
Pulitzer Prize Event: War, Migration and the Quest for Peace, in conversation with Fredrik Logevall, 2013 History Pulitzer Prize winner and Laurence D. Belfer, Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School; and Sebastian Junger, bestselling author and director of the documentary “Restrepo”. Moderated by Kim Murphy, LA Times assistant managing editor and Pulitzer Prize winner. Performances of excerpts from two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, “Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue” (2012) by Quiara Alegria Hudes and “Disgraced” (2013) by Ayad Akhtar, will follow. Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.
The 36th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony, Folger Shakespeare Library, on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:00pm.
Skylight Bookstore in Los Angeles, launch party for Viet’s new book, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War and the paperback of The Sympathizer. Viet will be in conversation with legendary antiwar activist and Sixties icon Tom Hayden. Saturday May 7, 2016 at 5:00pm.
UC Berkeley, 315 Wheeler Hall, on May 5, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:00pm.
City Lights Books in San Francisco, in conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston. May 4, 2016 at 7:00pm.
Brooklyn Public Library, in conversation with Vu Tran, author of Dragonfish. Central Library, Dweck Center, on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 7:30 – 9:30pm.
University of Pennsylvania, Fisher-Bennett Hall 330, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00pm.
Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:30pm.
Harvard Bookstore, on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7:00pm.
Yale University, in conversation with Professor Jing Tsu, Chair of the Council on East Asian Studies and Professor of Chinese Literature and Comparative Literature. Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 4:00 – 5:30pm.
University of Chicago, Rosenwald Hall, Room 405, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6:00pm.
Cleveland Humanities Festival, CCPL South Euclid Branch, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.
2016 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony, KGB Bar & Lit Mag, on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:00pm.
Literary Orange 2016 at the OC Public Libraries, Irvine Marriott, on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 1:50 – 2:30pm.
Association of Writing Programs Conference, Beyond 40 Years: A Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network reading of Vietnamese American Fiction Writers, in conversation with Aimee Phan, Bich Minh Nguyen, Vu Tran, and Dao Strom. JW Marriott LA, Gold Salon 4, on Friday, April 1, 2016.
Santa Monica College, HSS 165, on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:15am.
University of Virginia, Lecture. Monroe 130, on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5:00pm.
Virginia Festival of the Book, UVa Bookstore, on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:30pm.
Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona Campus, March 12-13, 2016.
38th Annual UC Riverside Writers Week Conference, CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South – Screening Room, INTS 1128, on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 4:30pm.