Interviews

Sống sót / Survival

In this article for the Daily Bruin, Kristie-Valerie Hoang interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen and reports on the Vietnamese-American identity and struggle in California. December 1978. Quyen Di Chuc Bui spent three nights in a Santa Ana parking lot when he first moved to California. During his arrival to the Golden State, the winter nightfall and… (read more)


General Education S2E14: High Frequency: Viet Thanh Nguyen

On the last episode of General Education by Daily Trojan, Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the Asian American identity, refugees, and the USC community. Karan…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on trauma, displacement, and identifying as a refugee

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the role of trauma for refugees as well as his personal experiences in this interview with Ravi Gurumurthy and Grant…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: ‘As a refugee, I’ll tell you how it is’

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his personal experiences and the state of refugees with Angelo Mastrandrea in this interview for il manifesto. There is an English…(read more)

TBS eFM This Morning Seoul

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his personal experiences as a refugee and the current refugee crisis in this interview with eFM This Morning Seoul.   …(read more)

“REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING”: AN INTERVIEW WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN

Karl Ashoka Britto interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his novels and personal experiences as a refugee for Public Books. Since the 2015 publication of…(read more)

“Good” Refugees, “Bad” Refugees: A Conversation in Paris with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Christine Buckley interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his books and refugees for the Los Angeles Review of Books.  VIET THANH NGUYEN goes to bed…(read more)

The conundrum of Asian-Americans: a conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nisa Khan and Christian Paneda of Michigan in Color sits down with Viet Thanh Nguyen to discuss Asian-Americans and his Vietnamese heritage.  “When I…(read more)

Interview with the New Orleans Review

This interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen for the New Orleans Review was conducted by Elizabeth Sulis Kim. Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Vietnamese-American author and Professor…(read more)

“As minhas memórias começam quando me tornei refugiado aos 4 anos”

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees with João Céu e Silva in this interview for Diario de Noticias.  O escritor Viet Thanh Nguyen nasceu no…(read more)

Delightful Listening: A Conversation Between Viet Thanh Nguyen with Arundhati Roy

This conversation between Viet Thanh Nguyen and Arundhati Roy, whose latest novel is The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017), took place at the New York Public Library…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Identity, War, and The Sympathizer’s Sequel

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses identity, war, and The Sympathizer’s sequel in this interview conducted by the Les Cahiers Du Nem admin. For his startling and…(read more)

Meet Viet Thanh Nguyen in Paris on July 4, 8, or 15

Viet Thanh Nguyen returns to the American Library in Paris to talk about The Displaced and hold two workshops, beginning July 4th.  Evenings with…(read more)

No Place To Call Home

Kera Thinks interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on World Refugee Day as they discuss refugees and his essay collection, The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee…(read more)

Paul Beatty In Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

In fall 2017, the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute hosted Beatty and Nguyen for an onstage conversation for Believer Magazine.  A double…(read more)

‘Call Me a Refugee, Not an Immigrant’: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jon Weiner interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his identity as a refugee for The Nation.  The novelist on refugee literature and the concept of…(read more)