Interviews

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)

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)