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Image credits to Getty Images. USC professor and writer Viet Thanh Nguyen has been named a 2017 MacArthur fellow.

Longreads: An Interview with Macarthur ‘Genius’ Viet Thanh Nguyen on Longreads

2017 MacArthur fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses questions of justice,…(read more)

How a Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novelist Thinks About Coffee, Screenplays and Facebook

In this interview for the Observer, Jimmy Soni asks Viet…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen ‘humbled’ with the prestigious MacArthur

Long Hoàng of VOA Tiếng Việt conducts an interview with Viet…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, MacArthur fellow

A refugee writer wins a ‘genius grant’ for his depictions of the displaced

Carol Hills and Marco Werman of Public Radio International interview Viet…(read more)

Viet Nguyen Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

The MacArthur Foundation has awarded Viet Thanh Nguyen with a…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient

MacArthur ‘genius grants’ go to novelists Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jesmyn Ward

The Guardian’s Alison Flood writes a piece highlighting Viet Thanh…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen Is The Pro-Refugee Voice America Needs To Hear

The Huffington Post’s Claire Fallon interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen as…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2017

Viet Nguyen wins prestigious MacArthur Foundation award

An article originally posted for USC News, Susan Bell covers…(read more)

KCRW’s Press Play: LA’s Viet Thanh Nguyen and Yuval Sharon on becoming MacArthur ‘Geniuses’

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins MacArthur’s Genius Grant – a podcast…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2017

MacArthur ‘genius’ grant winners step into the spotlight: ‘Is this really happening?’

Following the reveal of the 2017 MacArthur Fellows, Washington Post’s…(read more)

Image credits to Oriana Koren for The New York Times. The novelist and professor Viet Thanh Nguyen at his home in Los Angeles.

MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

Originally written for the New York Times, the following is…(read more)

Here Are The 2017 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

Colin Dwyers of NPR puts together a list of the…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow

MacArthur Fellow 2017: Viet Thanh Nguyen

The following is Viet Thanh Nguyen’s profile on the MacArthur…(read more)

Image credits to Getty Images. USC professor and writer Viet Thanh Nguyen has been named a 2017 MacArthur fellow.

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a 2017 MacArthur fellow for fiction and nonfiction

In this amalgamation of interviews, Agatha French from the Los…(read more)