Viet’s Appearances

Catch Viet at one of these appearances in the coming months and say hello! He will be presenting on his academic work or, at the literary events, reading from and talking about his most recent books: the novel The Sympathizer (2015), the cultural history Nothing Ever Dies (2016), the short story collection The Refugees (2017), and the children’s book Chicken of the Sea (2019). 

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

*Many upcoming events have been cancelled or postponed due to safety precautions for COVID-19.


PAST APPEARANCES

2020

July 24, 2020
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ACCENTED | Art, Activism, and Advocacy with PIVOT and UNAVSA

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July 17, 2020; 7:30PM PDT
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ACCENTED | Vietnamese Representation On Screen and Behind the Scenes

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July 17, 2020; 5:00PM PDT
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Lit Up Episode 5: Getting Personal

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June 26, 2020
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ACCENTED | Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation with Phuc Tran

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JUNE 7, 2020; 2PM PST
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“Coming to America” with the Yiddish Book Center

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May 26, 2020; 6:30PM PST
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Journey From The Fall Q&A w/ Ham Tran

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MAY 16, 2020; 12PM PST
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*Event cancelled due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Turn the Page!

Children’s Fairyland
699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 9461


MAY 16, 2020; 6PM PST
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*Event postponed due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Conversations@PAM: Southeast Asian Refugee Narratives

USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101


May 16, 2020; 2PM PST
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At Home with Literati: Story Time! With Viet Thanh Nguyen and Thi Bui

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May 13, 2020; 5PM PST
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Narrating the Nightmare: (Re)Imagining a Post-COVID World

Online Event


MAY 13, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event postponed due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Viet Thanh Nguyen with Aperture at BAM

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY


MAY 9, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event postponed due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Keynote for Language and Migration: Experience and Memory Conference

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544


May 8, 2020; 7PM EDT
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Virtual Event: Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Harvard Bookstore
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May 8, 2020; 5PM PST
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Week 1: The State of Asian America Today 

Rise Asian Pacific America
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MAY 8, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event cancelled due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Viet Thanh Nguyen with The Racial Imaginary Institute and the Zolberg Institute

CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016


May 5, 2020; 12PM PST
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Reddit AMA in conjunction with the Asian Americans documentary

Reddit
Online Event


May 2, 2020; 7PM PST
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Coming Together When Things Fall Apart: Giving Voice to Emotional Truth in our Time

Bay Area Book Festival
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MAY 2, 2020; 5PM PST
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*Event postponed due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Vietnamese Writers of the Diaspora in Seattle with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101


MAY 1, 2020
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National Endowment of Humanities Seminar “What’s in a Fact?”;

University of Puget Sound
1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416


April 30, 2020; 5pm PST to 6pm
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Asian Americans Digital Town Hall

Center for Asian American Media
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APRIL 29, 2020; 1:00-2:30PM PST
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*Event postponed due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Memory, History, and Vietnam

St Mary’s College of California
De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge
1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575


APRIL 19, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event postponed due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90007


APRIL 18, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event cancelled due to safety precautions for COVID-19

San Mateo Public Library Foundation 9th Annual Author’s Gala “An Evening with Viet Nguyen”

Peninsula Golf & Country Club
701 Madera Dr, San Mateo, CA


APRIL 18, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event postponed due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Global Educators Conference

San Diego, CA


APRIL 14, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event cancelled due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Viet Thanh Nguyen at UIC

University of Illinois at Chicago
1200 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607


APRIL 13, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event cancelled due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Viet Thanh Nguyen at Amazon

Amazon
Seattle, WA


APRIL 4, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event postponed due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Viet Thanh Nguyen at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


APRIL 3, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event cancelled due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Muse and Marketplace/Grub Street Keynote by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Boston, MA


APRIL 2, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event postponed due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Viet Thanh Nguyen at Yale University

Yale University
New Haven, CT


APRIL 1, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event cancelled due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Rutgers University
Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room
New Brunswick, NJ


March 31, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event cancelled due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Hanway Lecture in Global Studies with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Loyola University Maryland
McGuire Hall
4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD


March 27, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event postponed due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Washington Refugee Summit

Highline College
2400 South 240th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198


March 26, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event cancelled due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Viet Thanh Nguyen interviews Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s for The Mountains Sing 

Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027


March 23, 2020; TIME TBC
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*Event cancelled due to safety precautions for COVID-19

Inaugural Boudreaux Great Writer Lecture

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

March 8, 2020; 4PM PST
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Keynote at CALIBA Event, Spring Workshop San Diego/CA Voices Speed Dating

330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Shiley Special Events Suite (9th Floor)


March 7, 2020
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Japanese American National Museum Keynote

Japanese American National Museum


March 3, 2020; 7PM PST
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Opening of the DVAN Center in the College of Ethnic Studies with Viet Thanh Nguyen 

San Francisco State University


February 22, 2020; 8:30AM PST
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Nishida Distinguished Lecture presents Việt Thanh Nguyễn at SEASON

UCLA


February 19, 2020; 7PM PST
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ALOUD: Gish Jen In conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Central Library


February 7, 2020; 7 PM EST
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Asian American Writers Workshop and Kundiman for Chicken of the Sea

New York


February 6, 2020
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AALDEF 2020 Justice in Action Award

New York City


February 4, 2020
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Lecture at Claremont McKenna

Claremont, CA


January 29, 2020; 3:15PM CET
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Honorary Doctoral Lecture at Uppsala University

Uppsala, Sweden


January 27, 2020; 7PM CET
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Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation with Andres Norman

School of Business Aulan


January 19, 2020; 3PM PST
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Oakland Asian Cultural Center with Eastwind Books of Berkeley in Oakland for Chicken of the Sea

388 Ninth St. Suite 290 Oakland, CA


January 18, 2020; 7:30 PM PST
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826 Valencia in San Francisco for Chicken of the Sea

826 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA


January 18, 2020; 2 PM PST
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Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park for Chicken of the Sea

1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA


January 11, 2020; 2PM PST
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Chicken of the Sea Event with Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ellison Nguyen

Elliot Bay Books; Seattle, Washington


January 10, 2020; 8PM PST
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Benefit for the Humanities for MLA Convention

Sheraton Grand Seattle; Seattle Washington


January 10, 2020; 10:30 AM PST
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Presidential Plenary for MLA: What Does it Mean to Be Human?

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle


LIST OF PREVIOUS APPEARANCES

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15 Comments

  1. Sarah Brown says:

    Is the Philips Exeter Jan 22nd or 23rd event still happening? Ive checked in with the Academy and see nothing on their event schedule. Please advise. I dont want to miss this!

  2. Charles Weinberg says:

    Can you tell me more details about the visit to University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign? Will this be a talk or a reading? Is it open to the public? My English students at the local high school would be very interested…

  3. Phan Quoc Bao Phong says:

    Hello,
    You mentioned an appearance in Berlin this summer 2017 on facebook, but I cannot find it listed.
    Would be great to receive informations. Thanks a lot.
    Bao Phong

  4. Pietro di Donato says:

    Thank you for the eloquent truth. Christopher Hitchens called henry kissinger a “war criminal” in his book, The Trial of Henry Kissinger. kissinger is a monster who rose to prominence dropping bombs on countless people in their sovereign nation, 10,000 miles away. kissinger should be tried as the war criminal he is.

  5. Good morning! I work at The University of NC at Greensboro with a graduate liberal studies program and an Emeritus non-credit program. We host two ‘Eat Your Words’ events at a local country club each year. A professor chooses a book that everyone reads, then we have a luncheon and the professor leads the discussion of the book. Dr. Jeff Jones chose your book, ‘The Sympathizer” for our October 27 event, which is already full with 220 attendees! I also create ‘party favors’ (placemats, booklets, small gifts) that connect with the book. We’d love for you to join us if you just happen to be in NC on October 27!
    Thank you so much for giving us an amazing book!

    • Viet says:

      thanks for letting me know of this! Unfortunately, I won’t be in Greensboro then. I will be in South Carolina (the closest I get) at Clemson in March.

  6. “The Sympathizer” is one of the best books I have ever read. You are really a wonderful wordsmith. My husband (not a Vietnam vet) rides to Washington DC every year on “The Run for the Wall” with Vietnam vets and I get so tired of hearing about their tales of the war; thank you for giving us another side (or should I say many sides) of that conflict. I hope you are coming to the Bay Area again soon.

    • Viet says:

      thanks so much, Kalena! should be back in San Francisco in February or March 2017 for my new book, “The Refugees.”

  7. Mark says:

    Congratulations Dr. Nguyen on winning the Pulitzer Prize! I heard the news and bought your book today!! What a wonderful day this must be!

  8. DeWitt Clinton says:

    Just wanted to say briefly how much I enjoyed reading and reflecting on your wonderful novel The Sympathizer. I did not read it because I am a Vietnam Veteran, but because a bookseller in Milwaukee said it was one of the best books he had ever read. I agree. Hopefully someday we will meet. Very best wishes.

    • admin says:

      Thanks, DeWitt. I appreciate the sentiment. The closest I come to Milwaukee is Madison this fall for its book festival.