Interviews

Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Talks Representation, Offers Advice

Author and Berkeley alumnus Viet Thanh Nguyen gets interviewed by Stacey Nguyen of The Daily Californian. Last Thursday, the UC Berkeley English department held…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Hiding in Plain Sight

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses reading ‘Invisible Man’ on The Thread with Kerri Miller.  Listen to the full podcast on MPR News or read the…(read more)

Escaping the Vietnam War, But Getting Close to the Enemy

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Leonard Lopate about his debut novel, The Sympathizer, which examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film,…(read more)

Taking Revenge Against Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now”

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his novel The Sympathizer on NPR’s To The Best of Our Knowledge. Listen to the full interview here or read…(read more)

BBC World News: Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Kasia Madera on BBC World News. The interview is available to watch below.  (read more)

An Affirmation of Collectivity

“The Sympathizer” author Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Caleb Downs of SunStruck Magazine on representation, class, and subjectivity.     Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The…(read more)

The Vietnam War, the American War

Viet Thanh Nguyen sits down with Ricardo Herrera Bandrich of the Los Angeles Review of Books to talk about his novel The Sympathizer. FOR…(read more)

Past to Present: Echoes of War

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, speaks as one of the panelists for “Past to Present: The Echoes of War”, at the 2016 Los…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen On The Tavis Smiley Show

The USC professor and author shares about his recent work Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War on PBS’s Tavis Smiley Show.…(read more)

Interview with the Finalists of 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction

The PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize honors exceptionally talented fiction writers whose debut work—a first novel or collection of short stories—represents distinguished literary achievement and…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Reconciles Childhood Memories, History

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by David A. Maurer of The Daily Progress. Viet Thanh Nguyen was too young to retain reliable memories of…(read more)

Growing Up in America

University professor and author Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his personal story of challenges and success. This interview was originally published by Maureen LittleJohn for Culture…(read more)

The Wheeler Column: Interview with BA and Ph.D Alum Viet Thanh Nguyen

Earlier this year, B.A. and Ph.D alumnus Viet Thanh Nguyen published his first novel, The Sympathizer, to great critical esteem. The novel, heralded by Maxine Hong…(read more)

Books and Arts: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Book and Arts’ hosts,  Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski, about his debut novel The Sympathizer, a gripping…(read more)

Late Night Live: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Vietnamese American Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his debut novel , The Sympathizer, a spy thriller about politics and wartime memories with ABC’s Late Night…(read more)

For Readers, Writing Is a Process of ‘Emotional Osmosis’

The author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses how his novel The Sympathizer is the product of decades of enjoying other works. This article was originally published…(read more)