Interviews

Interview: Pulitzer-Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen on the United States, Vietnam, and Why History Can’t Be Erased

Juan Machado of AsiaBlog spoke to Viet Thanh Nguyen about how Hollywood and politics influence each other, how Vietnam’s Communist Party might react to…(read more)

Immigrants in U.S. on Claiming “Americanness”

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed on the Brian Lehrer Show, produced by WNYC. Listen to the interview through the audio player or read the full…(read more)

An Interview with Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on His Hopes for U.S.-Vietnam Relations

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed for the official Medium channel of the White House. This week, President Obama became the third U.S. president to…(read more)

Pulitzer-Winning Author Viet Nguyen Examines Moral Ambivalence in ‘The Sympathizer’

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his novel The Sympathizer with Wallace Baine of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. At some point very early in his…(read more)

Reckoning with the Vietnam War

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is featured on the Takeaway, a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International hosted by John Hockenberry. Listen to…(read more)

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen Discusses ‘The Sympathizer’ And His Escape From Vietnam

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Terry Gross, host of Fresh Air on NPR. Listen to the interview here or read the full…(read more)

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)