Interviews

In Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen and Mai Elliott

Friends of the Claremont Library and the Center for Asian Pacific American Students at Pitzer College (CAPAS) hosted Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation with Claremont author and historian Mai Elliott. Here is the transcript: Lanore P.: If you would turn off your phones so that we don’t have little interruption during the course of this…. (read more)


Viet Thanh Nguyen: “Memory is politics in my books”

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer and The Refugees and the role of memory in his books in this interview with Eugenio Gianetta in…(read more)

Telling Vietnam refugees: meeting with the Pulitzer Prize author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Matilde Quarti interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer for il Libraio. “Mi sembra che al giorno d’oggi ci sia ancora…(read more)

Race, Displacement, and the Public Intellectual: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

 Anthony Ocampo interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about race and their intellectual worlds in this interview for Contexts. Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Vietnamese American…(read more)

Sống sót / Survival

In this article for the Daily Bruin, Kristie-Valerie Hoang interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen and reports on the Vietnamese-American identity and struggle in California. December…(read more)

General Education S2E14: High Frequency: Viet Thanh Nguyen

On the last episode of General Education by Daily Trojan, Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the Asian American identity, refugees, and the USC community. Karan…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on trauma, displacement, and identifying as a refugee

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the role of trauma for refugees as well as his personal experiences in this interview with Ravi Gurumurthy and Grant…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: ‘As a refugee, I’ll tell you how it is’

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his personal experiences and the state of refugees with Angelo Mastrandrea in this interview for il manifesto. There is an English…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Vu Tran: “Narrative Plentitude” | Talks at Google

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Vu Tran discuss narrative plentitude and Asian representation in popular culture during this Talk at Google. Here is the transcript:…(read more)

TBS eFM This Morning Seoul

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his personal experiences as a refugee and the current refugee crisis in this interview with eFM This Morning Seoul.   …(read more)

“REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING”: AN INTERVIEW WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN

Karl Ashoka Britto interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his novels and personal experiences as a refugee for Public Books. Since the 2015 publication of…(read more)

“Good” Refugees, “Bad” Refugees: A Conversation in Paris with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Christine Buckley interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his books and refugees for the Los Angeles Review of Books.  VIET THANH NGUYEN goes to bed…(read more)

The conundrum of Asian-Americans: a conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nisa Khan and Christian Paneda of Michigan in Color sits down with Viet Thanh Nguyen to discuss Asian-Americans and his Vietnamese heritage.  “When I…(read more)

Interview with the New Orleans Review

This interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen for the New Orleans Review was conducted by Elizabeth Sulis Kim. Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Vietnamese-American author and Professor…(read more)

“As minhas memórias começam quando me tornei refugiado aos 4 anos”

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees with João Céu e Silva in this interview for Diario de Noticias.  O escritor Viet Thanh Nguyen nasceu no…(read more)

Delightful Listening: A Conversation Between Viet Thanh Nguyen with Arundhati Roy

This conversation between Viet Thanh Nguyen and Arundhati Roy, whose latest novel is The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017), took place at the New York Public Library…(read more)