Interviews

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 Nguyen, author of the new novel “The Committed,” speaks with us about how the term “the American dream” masks the nation’s colonial history, the importance of distinguishing between identity and ideology,… (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)

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)

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)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Calls Out America’s Tragic History of Anti-Asian Violence

Viet Thanh Nguyen appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers to speak on the history of anti-Asian violence. Viet Thanh Nguyen addresses the rise…(read more)

“We Are Here Because You Are There”: Viet Thanh Nguyen on How U.S. Foreign Policy Creates Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks how refugees are created as a result of foreign policy with Democracy Now!. Pulitzer Prize-winning Vietnamese American writer Viet Thanh…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Roots of Anti-Asian Hate from U.S. Colonialism to Anti-China Political Rhetoric

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Democracy Now! about the roots of Anti-Asian Hate and how it continues today. Protests condemning hate crimes against Asian…(read more)

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on the ‘deep well’ of anti-Asian racism in the U.S.

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Amna Nawaz for PBS News Hour about the deep-rooted anti-Asian racism of the U.S. The Atlanta-area shootings this week…(read more)