Interviews

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)

A Different Kind of War Novel – Talking to Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of “The Sympathizer”

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Chris Schluep of the Amazon Book Review on his novel The Sympathizer.     One of our favorite books…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Anger in the Asian American Novel

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of bestselling novel The Sympathizer talks with Paul Tran about reshaping histories of the Vietnam War and finding humanity in the…(read more)

‘The Sympathizer’: Vietnamese Spy Encounters America

Tony Dushane interviews author Viet Thanh Nguyen for SF Gate. “The Sympathizer” recounts life after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Written by Viet…(read more)

The Mixed Experience: Author Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

Heidi Durrow, host of The Mixed Experience podcast interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen. Listen to the podcast on The Mixed Experience or on iTunes. Transcript coming…(read more)

Washington Post Book Club Interview with Book World Editor Ron Charles

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his debut novel, “The Sympathizer” with Book World editor Ron Charles in a special video interview for The…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Offers No Sympathy in Debut Novel

Mike Doherty of National Post talks with Viet Thanh Nguyen about his debut novel, The Sympathizer. Watch the accompanying video interview here. Viet Thanh…(read more)

‘The Sympathizer:’ A Very Different Look at the Vietnam War

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Keri Miller about his novel The Sympathizer on MPR News. You can listen to the full interview here. Whenever Viet…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thahn Nguyen Discusses Debut Novel “The Sympathizer”

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Kojo Nnamdi, host of the Kojo Nnamdi Show. Listen to the full interview here or read the transcript…(read more)

Looking at the Vietnam War’s Aftermath through the Eyes of a Communist Spy

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Monica Campbell on Public Radio International. This article is based on the radio show, which you can listen…(read more)

An Act of Justice: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Valerie Cabrera of the Writers’ Block Blog interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on writing his book, The Sympathizer. On this day exactly 40 years ago, the…(read more)