Interviews

‘Fiquei antonito’, revela escritor vietnamita vencedor do Pulitzer

Paulo Nogueira discusses The Sympathizer with Viet Thanh Nguyen in this interview for Estadao.  Viet Thanh Nguyen, autor de ‘O Simpatizante’, fala sobre como…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s War Years

Josh Koehn and Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer in this interview for MetroActive.    How the Pulitzer Prize winner found his voice, made…(read more)

Books & Co. 2007 Viet Thanh Nguyen

Alberto Rios discusses The Refugees with Viet Thanh Nguyen in this interview for PBS. Nguyen comes back with a breathtaking collection of short stories,…(read more)

First Draft- Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Mitzi Rapkin of the First Draft discuss the Refugees in relation to Nguyen’s personal immigration story. Read the transcript below:…(read more)

The Lit Up Show Episode 99: Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Vietnamese-American Refugee Experience

Angela Ledgerwood interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on Episode 99 of The Lit Up Show. Listen to Viet Thanh Nguyen HERE. The multi-talented Nguyen knows what it means to inhabit…(read more)

Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen: from refugee to renowned author

Terry Nguyen interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for The Daily Trojan. Tucked away on the fourth floor of Taper Hall, Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen’s office is…(read more)

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

The following interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen was conducted by Nancy Pearl for her show “Book Lust” and can be seen on Seattle Channel. Nancy…(read more)

This ‘Refugee’ author explains what it’s like to live between worlds

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his stories about living between worlds and being haunted by the past on PBS NewsHour. JUDY WOODRUFF:…(read more)

“No Excuses”: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

David Haeselin interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for Post45 ahead of the 48th Annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference. Viet Thanh Nguyen‘s writing invites the reader to cross…(read more)

Well Read: Viet Thanh Nguyen / The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his second fiction novel, The Refugees with Terry Tazioli for Well Read, a TV program about books and their…(read more)

CSU Monterey Bay and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author revisit the Vietnam War

Walter Ryce of Monterey County Weekly interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen ahead of CSU Monterey Bay’s 21st annual Social Justice Colloquium. CSU Monterey Bay’s 21st annual Social…(read more)

‘The Refugees’ author Nguyen speaks at Clemson Lit Fest

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Paul Hyde of Greenville News ahead of the Clemson Literary Festival. The bodies of dead paratroopers hung from the…(read more)

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)