Interviews

McSweeney’s Books- AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHORS OF OUR NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK, CHICKEN OF THE SEA

In an interview for McSweeney’s, co-authors Viet Thanh Nguyen and his son Ellison Nguyen, alongside co-illustrators Thi Bui and her son Hien Bui-Stafford, talk about their experiences working together to create the children’s book “Chicken of the Sea.” Next month, we will publish our newest children’s book, Chicken of the Sea, co-written by Ellison Nguyen (age 6)… (read more)


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Chicken? Viet Thanh Nguyen and Thi Bui’s New Multigenerational Collaboration

Elizabeth Bird for School Library Journal delves into the making of Chicken of the Sea, why sometimes it’s best to encourage creativity in your…(read more)

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Unsettling the American Dream Story: The Millions Interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jianan Qian interviews Viet Nguyen for The Millions. They discuss the aesthetics and politics of The Sympathizer; how his literary education has nourished his…(read more)

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Viet Thanh Nguyen Interviewed by Michael Collier

Hosted on The Asian American Literary Review, in an interview with Michael Collier, Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his short story collection, The Refugees.…(read more)

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Watch Viet Thanh Nguyen and others speak about refugee crises on C-SPAN

Viet Nguyen (Author of The Sympathizer), Asli Ü. Bâli (Professor of Law at UCLA), and Makeda Best (Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the…(read more)

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Watch “Past to Present: The Echoes of War,” Viet Thanh Nguyen and others speak about war and history at the 2016 LA Times Book Festival

Viet Nguyen (USC Professor and author of The Sympathizer), Rita Gabis (Poet and author of A Guest at the Shooters’ Banquet), and Dawn Anahid…(read more)

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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)

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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)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Writing to Re-member

Helen Scott interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about the refugee crisis, US policy, and the ‘narrative scarcity’ for minority and marginalized populations in this article…(read more)

AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST – Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses growing up in the U.S. as a refugee from Vietnam, and how writing and reading helped him cope with this…(read more)

Việt Thanh Nguyễn – Viết lách là sự thôi thúc từ bên trong

Anh Tram interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his novels and writing in this article for L’Officiel. Người yêu văn chương xứ Việt hẳn đã…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen – Writing is an urge from inside

Anh Trâm interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his novels, The Symapthizer, The Refugees, The Displaced, and Nothing Ever Dies for Runway. Người yêu văn…(read more)

INTERVIEW WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN

Anna Lattanzi interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his writing and novels in this article for Mangialibri. Incontro Viet Thanh Nguyen, apprezzato scrittore vietnamita-statunitense, al…(read more)

PEN Out Loud: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Maaza Mengiste and Lev Golinkin

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Maaza Mengiste, and Lev Golinkin discuss The Displaced, an essay collection by refugee writers at the Strand Bookstore. Pulitzer Prize-winning author…(read more)

An interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Piper French interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his books, The Sympathizer, The Refugees, and The Displaced in this article for Asymptote. In his nonfiction…(read more)

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“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)