Interviews

Coming Together When Things Fall Apart: Giving Voice to Emotional Truth in our Times

The Bay Area Book Festival held a virtual panel featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen about putting words to complicated emotions and situations. This event is for everyone who’s ever been moved by a writer’s uncanny gift for describing the indescribable: a gift that makes us feel seen and understood in all our complexity. It’s a gift… (read more)


The Quarantine Tapes 052: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Paul Holdengräber on The Quarantine Tapes to talk about the cultural impacts of social distancing. On episode 052 of The…(read more)

Where Do We Go From Here? w/ Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Randy Kim on The Banh Mi Chronicles to talk about the Asian Pacific Islander community during COVID-19 and more. For…(read more)

VIET THANH NGUYEN – “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War”

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Michael Vann on New Books in History to discuss Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. According to Viet…(read more)

Week 1: The State of Asian America Today

Rise APA held a conversation featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen about the state of Asian America in the face of COVID-19. Why we feel this…(read more)

At Home with Literati: Story Time w/ Viet Thanh Nguyen & Thi Bu

Viet and his son Ellison and Thi Bui and her son Hien discuss their collaboration, the children’s book Chicken of the Sea. Viet Thanh…(read more)

In Dialogue: An-My Lê and Viet Thanh Nguyen

An-My Lê and Viet Thanh Nguyen share a conversation about An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain, a photography exhibit about the complexity of war. The…(read more)

AAPI History Spotlight: Exploring Culture in Art

PBS spotlights Viet Thanh Nguyen as one of eight AAPI artists who explore culture and history in their craft. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh…(read more)

Digital Town Hall – Asian Americans in the Time of Covid-19

The Center for Asian American Media hosted a digital town hall, featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen, exploring Asian American history and the Asian American experience…(read more)

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai presents “The Mountains Sing” with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai in a conversation about her debut book for Harvard Bookstore Harvard Book Store’s virtual event series…(read more)

I’m Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, refugee, and featured participant in the PBS documentary Asian Americans. I’m staying at home. AMA.

Viet Thanh Nguyen held an AMA on Reddit. Read the discussion thread and questions below or on Reddit. THANKS EVERYONE!!! I loved answering your…(read more)

If Not Now, Then When? 23 Authors on the Best Books to Finally Read

WSJ asked Viet Thanh Nguyen for recommendations from his current reading list. Ready to climb your literary Mount Everest? We polled some of the…(read more)

LA Times Podcast “Asian Enough” with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a guest on Asian Enough, a new LA Times podcast about being Asian American — the joys, the complications and…(read more)

The Spirit of Community and Collaboration

Zoë Ruiz interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ellison Nguyen, Thi Bui, and Hien Bui-Stafford about the collaboration needed for Chicken in the Sea for The…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen with musical guest Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Reza Aslan about his life and the sequel to The Sympathizer on Rough Draft with Reza Aslan. 2016 Pulitzer…(read more)

Literary LA: Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation with Tom Lutz

Tom Lutz interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his life and how that has influenced his writing and world-view for this episode of LARB Radio…(read more)