MONTHLY ARCHIVES : January, 2021

There’s a reason the South Vietnamese flag flew during the Capitol riot

Viet Thanh Nguyen explores the connection between the South Vietnamese flag, nationalism, and the radicalized nostalgia for a lost country for the Washington Post.…(read more)

‘Minari’ is about immigrants who speak Korean. That doesn’t make it ‘foreign.’

In response to the dialogue surrounding Minari, Viet Thanh Nguyen asks what makes a language foreign in this op-ed for The Washington Post. The…(read more)

The Post-Trump Future of Literature

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his thoughts on the changes of political literature in the coming era for this New York Times op-ed. Donald Trump…(read more)

Asian Americans Are Still Caught in the Trap of the ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype. And It Creates Inequality for All

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about the complexity of the term Asian-American, its experience, and its position as the model minority in this piece for…(read more)

The power of narrative and representation

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his stories on representation, voices and refugees at the Department of State’s Asian-American Foreign Affairs Association keynote event in this…(read more)

In Trump’s vision of a white America, immigrants should be grateful and servile

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the meaning and effects of Trump’s recent comments about immigrants in this op-ed for The Washington Post. When Donald Trump…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Writing to Re-member

Helen Scott interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about the refugee crisis, US policy, and the ‘narrative scarcity’ for minority and marginalized populations in this article…(read more)

AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST – Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses growing up in the U.S. as a refugee from Vietnam, and how writing and reading helped him cope with this…(read more)

Hereafter, Faraway

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about his refugee experience in this essay for The New Yorker. My eternal scene takes place in a faraway country,…(read more)

Việt Thanh Nguyễn – Viết lách là sự thôi thúc từ bên trong

Anh Tram interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his novels and writing in this article for L’Officiel. Người yêu văn chương xứ Việt hẳn đã…(read more)