Viet Thanh Nguyen is in conversation with John Keene, Wesley Ahn, and Judy Xie about the role of professors, and writers of the global majority, in supporting and shaping the education of young writers of color for PlayCo’s Lunch Table Talks. Read the transcript below. Carolina Do: Hi. Hello. Welcome everyone. My name is Carolina… (read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize- winning author | Frank Buckley Interviews

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his personal experience as a refugee child, the separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, hate…(read more)

Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute | Trauma and Memory in Vietnamese America: Anti-Communism, Authoritarianism, and Anti-Asian Violence in a Divided Community

Hosted by Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute, panelists Viet Thanh Nguyen, Hoi Trinh, Lan Cao, Hang Nguyen, and John Phan discuss the contested…(read more)

Aspen Institute | Hurst Lecture Series “What Every American Should Know”

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Tommy Orange, and Laila Lalami are in conversation for the Aspen Institute. Read the transcript below. Cristal Logan: Welcome to the…(read more)

Asian American Life and Death (with Viet Thanh Nguyen and Janelle Wong)

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Janelle Wong discuss the importance of Asian American representation in popular culture for Cafe’s Stay Tuned with Preet. Why Anti-Asian…(read more)

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…(read more)

Chang-rae Lee and Viet Thanh Nguyen: National Book Festival 2021

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Chang-rae Lee share a conversation about constructing their novels, the relationship to history and more in this interview with Elizabeth…(read more)

Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares reflections on publishing, writing mysterious characters, and more in this conversation for the Library of Congress Nation Book Festival. Read…(read more)

Tha Hương: May Mắn Hay Bất Hạnh Cho Người Tị Nạn? || ft. Nguyễn Thanh Việt || Không Nói Không Biết

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses Afghan refugees and more on the bilingual show, Không Nói Không Biết Following last week’s discussion, we have Nguyễn Thanh…(read more)

Writer to Writer: Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation with Alice Pung

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks on The Committed, TV adaptation, and the publishing industry with Alice Pung for ABC Radio National’s Big Weekend of Books…(read more)


As a refugee from South Vietnam when he was four years old Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen’s work explores the convergence between politics and literature. The…(read more)

“Viet Thanh Nguyen: Through the Eyes of a Vietnamese Refugee”

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins author and lawyer Philippe Sands QC virtually at the Edinburgh Book Festival to discuss the real-life events that contributed to Nguyen’s novel,…(read more)

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We Build It Ourselves: A Roundtable on Race, Power, and the Writing Workshop

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Felicia Rose Chavez, Namrata Poddar, and Matthew Salesses on the dimensions and tension of Race and Power within writing…(read more)

VFP 2021 Online Convention Keynote Speaker Event

Viet Thanh shares about the relationship between his work and the greater issues of soical justice and militarism for this keynote speech with Veterans…(read more)

What Happens After a Revolution?

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from The Committed and reflects on what could happen after a revolution for the San Diego Tribue Festival of Books.…(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)