Interviews

On the Lost Art of the Comic War Novel with Novelist David Abrams

David Abrams, the author of  Fobbit (Black Cat, 2012), a satirical novel of the Iraq War, talks with Viet Thanh Nguyen, the author of …(read more)

40 Years After Fall of Saigon, Vietnamese-American Writers Discuss War, Emigration

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with other Vietnamese-American writers on KQED’s Forum, hosted by Michael Krasny. Listen to the full interview here or read the…(read more)

How The Vietnam War Resonates 40 Years After The Fall Of Saigon

Tom Ashbrook interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for On Point, his show on WBUR, Boston’s local NPR station. Click here to listen to the full…(read more)

The Heat Discusses the Vietnam War

Author and Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Anand Naidoo on CCTV America. This show originally aired on April 29, 2015. Watch the…(read more)

Between the Covers – Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by David Naimon, host of Between the Covers on KBOO 90.7 FM Portland, OR. Click here to listen to…(read more)

5 Questions with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Chris Carosi of City Lights Bookstore. City Lights: If you’ve been to City Lights before, what’s your memory…(read more)

BBC – Pulitzer Fiction Prize Winner: ‘People Fear Refugees’

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks to Kasia Madera on the BBC’s Newsday programme about what inspired his writing.  Viet Thanh Nguyen, a former Vietnamese refugee…(read more)

Viet on NPR’s All Things Considered

Arun Rath of NPR’s All Things Considered Weekend edition interviewed Viet about The Sympathizer. The transcript follows. Click here for the audio. VIET THANH…(read more)

KPFK: Remembering Vietnam in Fiction and in Fact

Viet Nguyen speaks with Jon Weiner, host of the KPFK radio show 4 O’Clock Wednesdays, on his novel The Sympathizer. Listen to the free…(read more)

“The Sympathizer” Offers Fresh Look at Vietnam War

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Madeleine Brand, host of Press Play on KCRW-LA. Click here to listen to the full interview on KCRW.…(read more)

Voices from Vietnam

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s first novel explores the Vietnam War through the lens of his conflicted protagonist, an American-educated spy for the Viet Cong. Here,…(read more)

A Dark, Funny—and Vietnamese—Look at the War

NPR’s Arun Rath interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for the radio show, All Things Considered. Click here to listen to the audio version of this…(read more)

Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of The Sympathizer

Evelyn Ch’ien interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on his debut novel, The Sympathizer. This interview was originally published in Hyphen Magazine.     Sitting in a…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Tackles War’s Aftermath in The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Jessica Gelt for the Los Angeles Times. Much of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, “The Sympathizer” (Grove: 371…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The TNB Self-Interview

Viet Thanh Nguyen interviews himself for The Nervous Breakdown’s fiction self-interview series. Testing, testing. I think it’s on.   I love Vietnamese food. Just…(read more)

Bloom – Q&A With Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Terry Hong, writer of BookDragon, a book review blog for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. This interview was…(read more)