Pulitzer winner’s latest book underscores emotional challenges for refugees

Julia Oller interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for the Columbus Dispatch. Forced to flee from Vietnam at the tender age of 4, Viet Thanh Nguyen was…(read more)

Killing the Messenger: A Dual Interview with Charles Baxter and Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Importance and the Stigma of Didactic (APIA) Fiction

Jackson Bliss conducts a dual interview with authors Charles Baxter and Viet Thanh Nguyen for Ploughshares. Inside the craft-obsessed, time-warped fiction workshop where literary realism…(read more)

Booked: The Empathy of Fiction, with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Michael Kazin interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for Dissent Magazine. Novelist and critic Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his new book of short stories, The Refugees, and how…(read more)

Author Profile: Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen seizes the moment to advocate for refugees

Rob Cline interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for Cedar Rapids Gazette. Did winning the Pulitzer Prize give Viet Thanh Nguyen a platform to advocate for refugees?…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Refugees

Doug Fabrizio and Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss lives of refugees and the stories of war that they bring in this interview for RadioWest. Thursday,…(read more)


Beverly Parayno interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about refugees, the Vietnamese community, and Nguyen’s books in this article for Rumpus. When I first learned that…(read more)

Interview with NBCC Nonfiction Finalist Viet Thanh Nguyen

Maryana Lucia Vestic interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on behalf of Creative Writing at the New School. Thanks to the cooperation of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC)…(read more)

Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from Pulitzer novel and tells refugee stories in Salt Lake City

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees and The Sympathizer with Ellen Fagg Weist in Salt Lake City.  Pulitzer Prize winner’s fictions tell of the…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Tackles Issues of Race, Immigration, and Identity in ‘The Refugees’

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the inspiration for The Refugees and the current issue of refugees in America with the Dinner Party Download.    The…(read more)

Roxane Gay and Viet Thanh Nguyen at St. Paul’s Church

Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of The Refugees) and Roxane Gay (author of Difficult Women) discuss their latest books for an event with Politics & Prose…(read more)

Book Club Redux: “The Sympathizer”

Viet Thanh Nguyen participates in a Book Club Redux of The Sympathizer for the Los Angeles Review of Books. TOM LUTZ CHOSE The Sympathizer for the…(read more)

Q&A: Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on the ghosts that haunt refugees

Brian Bethune interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for Maclean’s. One of the Vietnamese boat people, the author arrived in the U.S. when he was four, and…(read more)

2017 AWP Book Fair: Viet Thanh Nguyen on The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Jeffrey Brown of PBS’ Book View New about his latest novel, “The Refugees” at the 2017 AWP Book Fair.…(read more)

Voice of a refugee’s pain

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees and his personal experiences in this interview for Strait Times. Pulitzer-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen draws on his…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees with Michael Cathcart in this interview for ABC Melbourne Radio National. The writer Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam…(read more)

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen, who appears in Santa Ana on Tuesday, discusses his journey as a writer

This is Part 2 of Peter Larsen’s interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen for the Orange County Register. You can read Part 1 here. Even…(read more)