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The MLK Speech We Need Today Is Not the One We Remember Most

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s…(read more)

Review of “The Refugees” by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Andrea Giostra reviews The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen for…(read more)

Why We Struggle to Say ‘I Love You’

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about the Asian-American family dynamic and…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: “Memory is politics in my books”

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer and The Refugees and…(read more)

The Displaced Listed on Entropy and Star Tribune 2018 Best Books List

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced is listed on Entropy’s Best…(read more)

Race, Displacement, and the Public Intellectual: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

 Anthony Ocampo interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about race and their…(read more)

Sống sót / Survival

In this article for the Daily Bruin, Kristie-Valerie Hoang interviews…(read more)

Victims of War, and Now Victims of the Trump Administration

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Eric Tang discuss the deportation of…(read more)

General Education S2E14: High Frequency: Viet Thanh Nguyen

On the last episode of General Education by Daily Trojan,…(read more)

I Love America. That’s Why I Have to Tell the Truth About It

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, talks about immigration in America and his experiences as a Vietnamese refugee in this essay for TIME. Love…(read more)

Wesley Yang and the Search for Asian-American Visibility

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses Wesley Yang’s collection of essays, The…(read more)

Could Asian-Americans Turn Orange County Blue?

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses Asian-American influence in Orange County for…(read more)

Bill Ruehlmann: In “The Displaced,” we see immigrants, see ourselves

Bill Ruehlmann reviews The Displaced by Viet Thanh Nguyen for…(read more)

A CENTURY OF READING: THE 10 BOOKS THAT HAVE DEFINED THE 2010S (SO FAR)

Emily Temple lists Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer in LitHub‘s…(read more)