MONTHLY ARCHIVES : October, 2018

Announcing Viet Nguyen and Walter Mosley in Conversation

At the Peltz Theater on September 5th at 8pm, Author Walter Mosley and Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss Mosley’s newest book: Elements of Fiction. Walter…(read more)

De refugiado vietnamita a premio Pulitzer, el escritor que abrazó su pasado traumático

Viet Thanh Nguyen, de origen vietnamita, reflexiona sobre la necesidad de lidiar con la memoria y sobre las dificultades de los inmigrantes en EE…(read more)

In Trump’s vision of a white America, immigrants should be grateful and servile

What “go back” really means. Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about the impact of Trump’s “MAGA” slogan on immigrants, refugees, and people of color through…(read more)

Watch Keynote Address by Viet Thanh Nguyen for the Memories Studies Association

Viet Thanh Nguyen delivers his Keynote Address at the Third Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association in Madrid. Nguyen discusses the ethics of…(read more)

“Born In Vietnam But Made In America”: The Story Of A Pulitzer Prize Winning Vietnamese Refugee

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Lieutenant Colonel David R. Siry, Director of the Center for Oral History at the United States Military Academy,…(read more)


Lou Berney of CrimeReads includes Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer on the list of classic chase novels that “master survival and suspense.” Every few…(read more)

Unshelved: Orientalism And Sexualization In The Sympathizer

Sienna Brancato reviews The Sympathizer for the Georgetown Voice. This article mentions the novel’s portrayal of sexual assault. After I finished reading Viet Thanh…(read more)

A Conversation with Author Viet Thanh Nguyen: Vietnamese Diaspora in the United States and France

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his books and his projects including “The Displaced” that was recently published in the US. The book is the result…(read more)

Viet Nguyen at the Literary Arts

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Dave Miller of Think Out Loud in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland. They talk…(read more)

Bill Gates’ favorite reads of 2017 include Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Sympathizer’ and Matthew Desmond’s ‘Evicted’

Michael Schaub for the Los Angeles Times reports on Bill Gates’ favorite books of 2017 Bill Gates made his name in the world of…(read more)