Interviews

Voices from Vietnam

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s first novel explores the Vietnam War through the lens of his conflicted protagonist, an American-educated spy for the Viet Cong. Here,…(read more)

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Viet in a video conversation with his editor, Peter Blackstock

Check out Viet talking with his brilliant editor, Peter Blackstock, about The Sympathizer.(read more)

A Dark, Funny—and Vietnamese—Look at the War

NPR’s Arun Rath interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for the radio show, All Things Considered. Click here to listen to the audio version of this…(read more)

Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of The Sympathizer

Evelyn Ch’ien interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on his debut novel, The Sympathizer. This interview was originally published in Hyphen Magazine.     Sitting in a…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Tackles War’s Aftermath in The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Jessica Gelt for the Los Angeles Times. Much of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, “The Sympathizer” (Grove: 371…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The TNB Self-Interview

Viet Thanh Nguyen interviews himself for The Nervous Breakdown’s fiction self-interview series. Testing, testing. I think it’s on.   I love Vietnamese food. Just…(read more)

Bloom – Q&A With Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Terry Hong, writer of BookDragon, a book review blog for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. This interview was…(read more)

The Omnivoracious Interview with Viet on The Sympathizer

Viet talks with Omnivoracious about some of his personal history and how the war shaped him; his relationship to Asian American and African American literature;…(read more)

The Amazon Book Review – An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Debut Author of The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Sara Nelson, the Editorial Director of Amazon.com. This interview was originally posted on Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review.  **********…(read more)

Debut Author Snapshot: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Goodreads.  “I am a spy, a sleeper, a spook, a man of two faces.” In his debut…(read more)

Cemetery Honors Vietnamese Who Fought Alongside U.S. Troops

Ngoc Nguyen of New America Media reports on the first National South Vietnamese cemetery for Vietnamese veterans. This story was a collaboration between New America…(read more)

Viet’s Interview on Vietnamese Art

In the most recent issue of Arts Illustrated, Viet Thanh Nguyen was interviewed to discuss his personal journey as a writer, his work on identity and the…(read more)

“Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific”

Viet Thanh Nguyen, in conversation with John Sayles and Vilsoni Hereniko, discuss Sayles’ and Hereniko’s films about the Vietnam War.   Here is the…(read more)

Viet Delivers Keynote Address at Nagoya University Race and Ethnicity Conference

“Race and Ethnicity in American Literature and Culture: A Reconsideration” was a symposium organized by the Nagoya University American Literature/Culture Society on March 16 –…(read more)

Viet Nguyen at Hitotsubashi University, March 26th, 2013

Viet will present a lecture on “Transpacific Studies: Interventions and Intersections” at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, on March 26th, 2013. The lecture is based on…(read more)

Viet Nguyen Presents Speech at Tsinghua University

From June 7th to 9th, the first Symposium on “Transnational American Studies: Theory and Practice” was held at Tsinghua Science Park. Viet Nguyen presented a…(read more)