Interviews

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)

The Amazon Book Review – An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Debut Author of The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Sara Nelson, the Editorial Director of Amazon.com. This interview was originally posted on Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review.  **********…(read more)

Debut Author Snapshot: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Goodreads.  “I am a spy, a sleeper, a spook, a man of two faces.” In his debut…(read more)

Cemetery Honors Vietnamese Who Fought Alongside U.S. Troops

Ngoc Nguyen of New America Media reports on the first National South Vietnamese cemetery for Vietnamese veterans. This story was a collaboration between New America…(read more)

Interview with Vien Dong Daily News

Anvi Hoàng of Viet Dong Daily News interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen; originally published in Vietnamese in print and online on viendongdailynews.com (part one, part…(read more)

Remembering the ‘American War’ of the ’60s

Viet Thanh Nguyen explores how different nations – and different groups within nations – remember war. This article was written by Corydon Ireland and…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ronald Stade Interview

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ronald Stade of Malmo University in Sweden describe their institutions’ contributions to peace and reconciliation research. They also offer their…(read more)