MONTHLY ARCHIVES : August, 2021

I Can’t Forget the Lessons of Vietnam. Neither Should You.

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about the parallels between the fall of Saigon and the withdrawal of troops in Kabul in this op-ed for the…(read more)

The Phi Beta Kappa Society presents the Sidney Hook Memorial Award to Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Phi Beta Kappa Society has named Viet Thanh Nguyen as the recipient of its Sidney Hook Memorial Award. Phi Beta Kappa presented the award to Nguyen on…(read more)

In Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed and Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Annette Gordon-Reed and Kevin Young for a conversation hosted by the Phi Beta Kappa society. Watch our conversation with award-winning…(read more)

Advice for Artists Whose Parents Want Them to Be Engineers

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares advice on how to pursue art against your parents’ wishes in this op-ed for the New York Times. When I…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Forces Perpetuating Anti-Asian Hate

Viet Thanh Nguyen appears on At A Distance to discuss the connection between anti-Asian rhetoric and Covid-19 and more. Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh…(read more)

‘We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn’t Want to Remember’

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with The Nation about the history of anti-Asian rhetoric and violence in the United States. On April 21, the Pulitzer…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen for CBS – A Love Letter to my Father

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads a letter addressed to his father for CBS.(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on CBS This Morning Memories of a Refugee

Viet Thanh Nguyen recalls his memories as a refugee and his own immigrant experience for CBS This Morning.(read more)

How Do We Remember War and Conflict?Viet Thanh Nguyen

In conversation with Andrew Kelly, Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks on the memory of war, the depiction of the Vietnam War in cinema and more…(read more)

The Beautiful, Flawed Fiction of ‘Asian American’

Viet Thanh Nguyen contemplates the creation of the ‘Asian American’ identity in this op-ed for The New York Times. One is not born an…(read more)