MONTHLY ARCHIVES : December, 2022

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Los Angeles Times | Op-Ed: 10 Californians tell us what brought them joy in 2022

We asked some prominent Californians to share something that brought them comfort during this challenging year. Their answers remind us that while difficulties can’t be ignored,…(read more)

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ZZZ Review | An Excerpt from The Committed translated into Vietnamese

The story of the ruminative and philosophical Viet Cong spy who lived a double life in Los Angeles from Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning…(read more)

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The American Library in Paris | Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Viet Thanh Nguyen on Visibility and Invisibility in Literature

A conversation between Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Alice McCrum at the American Library in Paris. Two of the most prominent voices…(read more)

LitHub | Back to School for Everyone: Writers and the World with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Writing as Commitment to Both Art and Politics for LitHub. I taught this class for undergraduates interested in editing and…(read more)

Vanity Fair | These Pulitzer Prize Winners are Getting Fresh Follow-Ups (But Don’t Say Sequels)

Elizabeth Strout, Jennifer Egan, and other best-selling authors are revisiting beloved characters from their prize-winning novels for Vanity Fair. After Andrew Sean Greer won the Pulitzer Prize for Less in…(read more)

Asking “What About…?” Is Essential to Achieving Justice | The Nation

Selective empathy prevents us from making connections. What about the American bombing of Cambodia? Viet Thanh Nguyen argues that asking “What about…?” in this…(read more)

Nothing is Resolved | Tricycle

Viet Thanh Nguyen was only four when his parents fled Vietnam for America in 1975, and he has few memories of the war. But…(read more)

Library of America | “She showed the way” — Viet Thanh Nguyen on Maxine Hong Kingston

Released this spring by Library of America, Maxine Hong Kingston: The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, Other Writings brings together Maxine Hong Kingston’s two classic,…(read more)

Free Library of Philadelphia | Maxine Hong Kingston in Conversation with Thanh Nguyen | The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, Other Writings

Beginning with her stunning 1976 memoir, “The Woman Warrior,” Maxine Hong Kingston has forged a profound, richly imagined, and genre-defying narrative of the American…(read more)

Harvard Kennedy School: Asian American Policy Review | “Representation, Redistribution and Revolution: A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen”

Is the principle of AAPI self-recognition and the demand for recognition? Or is the principle for AAPI an ever-evolving struggle for justice? These are…(read more)