MONTHLY ARCHIVES : September, 2022

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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PBS-Serica | Exploring Hate: “be/longing: Asian Americans Now,” [Episode 1: Viet Thanh Nguyen]

What does it mean to belong?   During the pandemic, misinformation about the coronavirus contributed to an alarming spike in racial violence against Asian Americans.…(read more)

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Fort Indiantown Gap | Former Vietnamese Refugee Returns to Fort Indiantown Gap

Brad Rhen writes about Viet Thanh Nguyen’s experiences as a refugee who arrived at Fort Indiantown Gap in Pennsylvania in the summer of 1975…(read more)

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Library of America | Maxine Hong Kingston & Viet Thanh Nguyen

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)