MONTHLY ARCHIVES : November, 2020

10 Fiction Books To Look for in 2021

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s upcoming book, The Committed is featured in this list by Kirkus Review. We all know a new year is just a…(read more)

The 21 Most Anticipated Books of 2021

Time features The Committed in their list of anticipated books. Reasons to be excited about 2021 abound, and among them is a literary landscape…(read more)

What the Asian-American Coalition Can Teach the Democrats

In this New York Times op-ed, Viet Thanh Nguyen explores the coalition politics of Asian-Americans and what that means for the Democratic Party. In…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen recalls his immigrant experience

Viet Thanh Nguyen recounts his memory of the Vietnamese grocery store his parents owned in this essay for CBS News. Author Viet Thanh Nguyen…(read more)

The Visitors’ Corner with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Adraian Lentz-Smith interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his thoughts on the line between fiction and nonfiction and how that may affect the sense of…(read more)

Natalie Portman and Viet Thanh Nguyen talk kids books at L.A. Times Festival of Books

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks on how the creation of Chicken of the Sea allowed him to bond with his son, Ellison, at the LA…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on his ‘Sympathizer’ sequel and the ‘scarcity’ of voices like his

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about narrative scarcity and what it means to create narrative plenitude in this interview for the LA Times Festival of…(read more)

A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Jinwoo Chong about anti-Asian sentiments, writing, and the publishing industry for Columbia Journal. Jinwoo Chong, online editor at Columbia Journal,…(read more)

The growing generation gap in politics among Vietnamese Americans

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Marco Werman about the political gap within the Vietnamese American community for The World. Vietnamese Americans traditionally vote Republican.…(read more)

‘Write like you are the majority’

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Stuart Carson for The Daily Trojan about Asian American anger, identity, and more. Asian Americans should be more angry. …(read more)