Interviews

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Radio Wolinsky – Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Richard Wolinsky on 94.1 KPFA about his debut novel, The Sympathizer. A conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the…(read more)

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Watch Viet Thanh Nguyen at the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival on C-SPAN

Presented in partnership with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen will discuss his two latest books, The…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on ‘The Sympathizer’ | Politics and Prose

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads The Sympathizer at Politics and Prose in Washington DC.  Here is the transcript: John: The Sympathizer and Viet Thanh Nguyen.…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads ‘The Sympathizer’ | Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads The Sympathizer at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.  Here’s the transcript: Viet Nguyen: And so now you see what I’m…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses ‘The Sympathizer’ | Harvard Book Store

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads and discusses The Sympathizer at the Harvard Book Store. Here is the transcript: Speaker 1: My name is Marie Phillip…(read more)

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The Victoria to Uyen Show- Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen for ‘The Sympathizer’

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer on the Victoria to Uyen Show. Read the transcript below: Tố Uyên: [Vietnamese] The Sympathizer [Vietnamese] Race and…(read more)

Asian American Literature Today | Viet Thanh Nguyen at the Library of Congress

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his books and Vietnamese-American perspective at the Library of Congress.  Here is the transcript: Speaker 1: From the Library of…(read more)

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Viet Thanh Nguyen on redefining what it means to be a refugee

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Eleanor Wachtel for CBC Radio about his life in Vietnam and what being a refugee means. Viet Thanh Nguyen was…(read more)

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C-SPAN: Views of Refugees in America Panel

On August 6, 2016, Viet Thanh Nguyen joined panelists to discuss U.S. views on and treatment of refugees. The full recording of the panel…(read more)

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Late Night Live: War and Memory in Vietnam

Viet Nguyen and Phillip Adams from ABC Radio National share a follow up conversation about the Sympathizer and discuss its companion piece, Nothing Ever…(read more)

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Dewey Decibel Podcast: Celebrating the Carnegie Medals

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses with Phil Morhart for the Dewey Decibel podcast about receiving the Carnegie award, and about his debut novel, The Sympathizer.…(read more)

Interview: Pulitzer-Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen on the United States, Vietnam, and Why History Can’t Be Erased

Juan Machado of AsiaBlog spoke to Viet Thanh Nguyen about how Hollywood and politics influence each other, how Vietnam’s Communist Party might react to…(read more)

Immigrants in U.S. on Claiming “Americanness”

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed on the Brian Lehrer Show, produced by WNYC. Listen to the interview through the audio player or read the full…(read more)

An Interview with Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on His Hopes for U.S.-Vietnam Relations

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed for the official Medium channel of the White House. This week, President Obama became the third U.S. president to…(read more)

Pulitzer-Winning Author Viet Nguyen Examines Moral Ambivalence in ‘The Sympathizer’

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his novel The Sympathizer with Wallace Baine of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. At some point very early in his…(read more)

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Maxine Hong Kingston and Viet Thanh Nguyen: Two Writers Reflect on War and Peace

Maxine Hong Kingston and Viet Thanh Nguyen share a conversation about the war and the responsibility of literature in depicting war machines and peace…(read more)