Interviews

How a Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novelist Thinks About Coffee, Screenplays and Facebook

In this interview for the Observer, Jimmy Soni asks Viet Thanh Nguyen about his writing process.  This past week, Viet Thanh Nguyen was announced as one…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen ‘humbled’ with the prestigious MacArthur

Long Hoàng of VOA Tiếng Việt conducts an interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, following his recipiency of the 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant. Tiểu thuyết gia…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, MacArthur fellow

A refugee writer wins a ‘genius grant’ for his depictions of the displaced

Carol Hills and Marco Werman of Public Radio International interview Viet Thanh Nguyen as a recipient of a MacArthur grant. Vietnamese American writer Viet Thanh…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen Is The Pro-Refugee Voice America Needs To Hear

The Huffington Post’s Claire Fallon interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen as a 2017 MacArthur Fellow and prolific author of Vietnamese-American experiences. “Those of us who…(read more)

KCRW’s Press Play: LA’s Viet Thanh Nguyen and Yuval Sharon on becoming MacArthur ‘Geniuses’

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins MacArthur’s Genius Grant – a podcast interview by KCRW. Four of the MacArthur fellows this year are from Los Angeles.…(read more)

Viet kieu

In this interview for KUOW, Thanh Tan discusses the long-term effects of the Vietnam War with Viet Thanh Nguyen and others.  Ever realize there…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and Vietnam war refugee Nguyen on US identity

Eve Jackson and Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer as well as the Hollywood-isation of the Vietnam War for France 24.   From ‘Apocalypse…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, War Memoirs and Pulitzer 2016

Olivia Gesbert interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for France Culture ahead of the French release of The Sympathizer. Full podcast here. Olivia Gesbert reçoit l’écrivain Viet Thanh…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen takes revenge on Coppola

Florence Noiville asks Viet Thanh Nguyen about The Sympathizer and his refugee background in this interview for Livres.  Une queue à n’en plus ­finir.…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: “I became a writer to write about the Vietnamese people”

In this interview for L’Humanite, Sophie Joubert discusses The Sympathizer and writing in the Vietnamese perspective with Viet Thanh Nguyen.  Magistral premier roman sur…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen: “I want to show how the West tells the war”

Marcus Müntefering discusses The Sympathizer and the Vietnamese identity with Viet Thanh Nguyen in this interview for Der Spiegel. Zur Person Viet Thanh Nguyen,…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize winner Nguyen in conversation

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by NDR. A longer audio version can be found here. Viet Thanh Nguyen ist ein Mann mit zwei Seelen. Der 46-jährige…(read more)

From refugee to Pulitzer

In this interview for L’actualite, Danielle Laurin discusses The Sympathizer with Viet Thanh Nguyen.  Pour la première fois depuis la création de cette prestigieuse…(read more)

“The Vietnam War continues to characterize US action”

Rodion Ebbighausen discusses The Sympathizer with Viet Thanh Nguyen in this interview for Deutsche Well.  Viet Thanh Nguyen hat einen ungewöhnlichen Roman zum Vietnamkrieg vorgelegt.…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen: “Trump would hate the book!”

In this interview for Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Joachim Scholl discusses The Sympathizer and the Vietnamese perspective with Viet Thanh Nguyen.  Für “Der Sympathisant” hat Viet Thanh…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Piero Casoli discusses The Sympathizer with Viet Thanh Nguyen in this interview for the Macina Magazine. Viet Thanh Nguyen, Premio Pulitzer 2016 per la…(read more)