MONTHLY ARCHIVES : May, 2022

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Common Wealth Club | 91st Annual California Book Awards

The jury of the California Book Awards has selected this year’s Gold and Silver Medal winners for its 2022 awards. One of the oldest and…(read more)

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PBS News Hour | Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Brief but Spectacular Take on Writing and Memory

As long as he can remember, author Viet Thanh Nguyen has been interested in how stories about his home country of Vietnam are told…(read more)

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The Vietnamese with Kenneth Nguyen | Podcast with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Kenneth Nguyen is in conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner and Novelist to discuss what it means to be Vietnamese with The Vietnamese. Viet Nguyen:Hi.…(read more)

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Franklin & Marshall College | Class of 2022 Commencement Speaker: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen will be conferred a Honorary Degree, Doctor of  Letters, Honoris Causa at the Commencement ceremony for Franklin & Marshall College. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)

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Poured Over | Viet Thanh Nguyen on THE COMMITTED

“…Cynical as he is of the world that he encounters, he’s also pretty cynical and critical of himself. And that manifests itself in that…(read more)

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International Rescue Committee | Kenneth French, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Abraham Verghese Elected

New York, NY, March 31, 2022 — The International Rescue Committee (IRC) welcomed five new members to the Board of Directors. As transformational leaders, visionaries,…(read more)

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NPR Throughline | All Wars Are Fought Twice

“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory,” writes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen. This…(read more)

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NPR | Refugees From Other Wars See Themselves in Fleeing Ukrainians

Mary Louise Kelly talks with people about the experience of being a refugee, how fleeing their home country has affected their life and what…(read more)

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Universitätsverlag Winter Heidelberg | “‘[T]o Tell The Truth Against Dominant Mythologies is Always Offensive’—An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen”

David Eisler interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen to discuss his role in American Studies and views on subjects regarding contemporary American politics for Amerikastudien Volume…(read more)

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The Guardian | Viet Thanh Nguyen: ‘I didn’t notice the racism of Tintin’

The Pulitzer prize-winning novelist on the depiction of Vietnamese people, the fun in Voltaire’s Candide and memorable masturbation scenes for The Guardian. My earliest…(read more)