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The Leonard Lopate Show: Escaping the Vietnam War, But Getting Close to the Enemy

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his debut novel, The Sympathizer, which examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we…(read more)

KQED Interviews Viet, Andrew Lam and Aimee Phan

April 30th marked the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Viet did a number of interviews, including this one with writers…(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)

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)

The Sympathizer Hits Bestseller Lists

The Sympathizer landed on four hardcover fiction bestseller lists this week. The four bestseller lists come from the independent bookseller associations of Northern and Southern…(read more)

Barnes and Noble Calls Sympathizer “Spectacular”

David Burr Gerrard reviews The Sympathizer on Barnes and Noble Review. From time to time, there will be a surge of public arguments over whether…(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)

Book Tour Schedule for The Sympathizer

UPDATED August 17. 2015: check here for the most recent updates on Viet’s appearances Here’s Viet’s book tour schedule for THE SYMPATHIZER, beginning this…(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)