Interviews

How a Pulitzer Prize shifted Viet Thanh Nguyen’s family conversations

Viet Thanh Nguyen dicusses money, body image, and sex with Benjamin Law in this interview for The Sydney Morning Herald. Each week, Benjamin Law asks public figures to discuss the subjects we’re told to keep private by getting them to roll a die. The numbers they land on are the topics they’re given. This week,… (read more)


In Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed and Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Annette Gordon-Reed and Kevin Young for a conversation hosted by the Phi Beta Kappa society. Watch our conversation with award-winning…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Forces Perpetuating Anti-Asian Hate

Viet Thanh Nguyen appears on At A Distance to discuss the connection between anti-Asian rhetoric and Covid-19 and more. Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh…(read more)

‘We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn’t Want to Remember’

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with The Nation about the history of anti-Asian rhetoric and violence in the United States. On April 21, the Pulitzer…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen for CBS – A Love Letter to my Father

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads a letter addressed to his father for CBS.(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on CBS This Morning Memories of a Refugee

Viet Thanh Nguyen recalls his memories as a refugee and his own immigrant experience for CBS This Morning.(read more)

How Do We Remember War and Conflict?Viet Thanh Nguyen

In conversation with Andrew Kelly, Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks on the memory of war, the depiction of the Vietnam War in cinema and more…(read more)

Discussion with Viet Thanh Nguyen – American Literature Fest

Viet Thanh Nguyen and King-Kok Cheung from UCLA speak about Nguyen’s writing as well as Asian American issues for the American Literature Festival. In…(read more)

East West Fest 2021: East-West Dialogue With Viet Thanh Nguyen & Tiffany Chung

Asian Cultural Council presents East West Fest, a celebration of storytelling—in words, beyond words, and through the senses. Featuring storytellers from across the arts,…(read more)

The Committed | APAHM Celebration

Viet Thanh speaks about The Committed for Asian Pacific American Heritage and History Month as a part of an invited talk by the Asian…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Books and the Beauty of Repetition

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about children’s books, repetition, and other influences on his writing in this interview with Sixtysix. “I’m stubborn, and I enjoy…(read more)

Asian Americans facing an onslaught of hate

Viet Thanh Nguyen gives insight into the history of Asian American violence for France 24. Last month’s deadly shooting in the US city of…(read more)

Stories We Tell with Lee Isaac Chung & Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Lee Isaac Chung on the A24 Podcast to discuss art, failure, and fatherhood. An epic conversation with Minari filmmaker Lee…(read more)

Dornsife Dialogues – Viet Thanh Nguyen: MacArthur Fellow, Refugee and Author of The Committed

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Chris Abani for a conversation about writing, academia, and more for Dornsife Dialogues, a forum by USC Dornsife. Join a…(read more)

Counter-Memories: Viet Thanh Nguyen & Drew Faust | Washington, D.C.

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Drew Faust discuss Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C and what that means in terms of memory for “Counter-Memories“. In…(read more)

In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his new novel The Committed with Nikesh Shukla for the Guardian. Pulitzer prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his…(read more)