Interviews

“Chicken of the Sea”: A Multigenerational Collaboration

Melat Ermyas covers the reading of Chicken of the Sea at Elliot Bay Book Company and how Viet Thanh Nguyen talks to his son about being Vietnamese for The Spectator. Elliot Bay Book Company hosted a reading last Saturday for “Chicken of the Sea,” a children’s book about chickens, pirates and courage. The adventure of… (read more)


‘Chicken of the Sea’ is a wacky collaboration between two acclaimed Vietnamese-American artists and their kids

Michael Berry writes about the creative process between Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui, and their children that lead to Chicken of the Sea for…(read more)

‘Chicken Of The Sea’ Is So Wacky — Of Course It Was Created By Kids

Samantha Balaban writes about an interview Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ellison Nguyen, and illustrators, Thi Bui and Hien Bui-Stafford had with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the…(read more)

Pulitzer-Winning Novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen to Give Ha Jin Lecture Tonight

John O’Rourke interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for BU Today about his life, writing, and the choice to be called a refugee. “I am a…(read more)

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…(read more)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Empathy, Pain, and Power in Literature: A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Emily Cordo interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about historicizing trauma and the relationship between a writer, their character, and their reader for Porter House Review.…(read more)

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen talks Asian representation, life after a Pulitzer

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Rappler about Asian representation in literature. The latest iteration of the Philippine Readers and Writers Festival by National Bookstore…(read more)

Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen finally visits PH, ‘the country I most wanted to visit

Philippine Daily Inquirer writes about Viet Thanh Nguyen’s relationship with the Philippines, The Sympathizer, and writing for identity. The extraordinarily eloquent Vietnamese-American author had…(read more)

Memories and dark times: Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen emphasizes power of storytelling

Johanna L. Añes- de la Cruz talks with Viet Thanh Nguyen about memory, trauma, and storytelling for ABS CBN News. MANILA — Viet Thanh…(read more)

Fighting Words

Robert Ito spotlights Viet Thanh Nguyen for the Los Angeles Magazine.(read more)

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)