Interviews

Executive Director S. Alice Mong in Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen

Asia Society Executive Director S. Alice Mong interviews acclaimed novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer Prize winner and first Asian-American Pulitzer board member. They talk about his upbringing, his work, racism, and more. Read the transcript below. S. Alice Mong: So I’m really curious about your own background. You arrive in the States in the… (read more)


Viet Thanh Nguyen, 1st Asian American Pulitzer board member, on how his new role transcends literature

Victoria Namkung interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about the growth of Asian American literature and what that means now for NBC News. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)

Nhà văn Nguyễn Thanh Việt nói gì về giải Pulitzer và các cuốn tiểu thuyết của mình?

Giang Nguyễn interviews Viet Thanh about being selected for the Pulitzer Prize board and the reception of The Sympathizer in Vietnam for Radio Free…(read more)

Ethnic Studies, Revolutionary Politics, and the Third World Liberation Front with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Jay Kang about ethnic studies, the Third World Liberation, and Asian American identity on the Time to Say Goodbye…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Phuc Tran On Being Vietnamese American Weirdos

Viet Thanh Nguyen interviews Phuc Tran on writing, tattooing, and being a weirdo for Electric Lit. I love alternate takes and extended scenes on DVDs.  …(read more)

‘Free speech has never been freer’: Pankaj Mishra and Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Pankai Mishra share a conversation regarding Black Lives Matter, the Harper’s letter, and more for the Guardian. Pankaj Mishra: Black…(read more)

Lit Up Episode 5: Getting Personal

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Susan Straight, and Luis Alfaro join Sandra Tsing Loh in conversation about books and the literary life for the Southern California…(read more)

Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen On What Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Gets Wrong

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Boston Public Radio on air to talk about the portrayal of Vietnamese people in Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods.’ In…(read more)

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…(read more)

An American Narrative: A Conversation with Author Viet Thanh Nguyen Winner of The Pulitzer for Fiction

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins JinJa Birkenbeuel on The Honest Field Guide to talk about entrepreneurship and American racism. The impact of entrepreneurship on the…(read more)

On Writing, Memory and Identity: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Longyan Zhang interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about war, the ethnics of memory, and identity for Consequence Magazine. (Renmin University of China, University of Southern…(read more)

“Coming to America” Discussion: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen virtually joins San Jose Public Library for a discussion about The Refugees. The Yiddish Book Center presents “Coming to America,” a…(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)

Journey From The Fall Q&A w/ Ham Tran

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a fellow panelist in a Q&A with Ham Tran about his feature film Journey From The Fall Q&A with Director…(read more)