Interviews

Reckoning with the Vietnam War

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is featured on The Takeaway, a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International hosted by John Hockenberry. Listen to…(read more)

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen Discusses ‘The Sympathizer’ And His Escape From Vietnam

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Terry Gross, host of Fresh Air on NPR. Listen to the interview here or read the full…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Talks Representation, Offers Advice

Author and Berkeley alumnus Viet Thanh Nguyen gets interviewed by Stacey Nguyen of The Daily Californian. Last Thursday, the UC Berkeley English department held…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Hiding in Plain Sight

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses reading ‘Invisible Man’ on The Thread with Kerri Miller.  Listen to the full podcast on MPR News or read the…(read more)

Taking Revenge Against Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now”

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his novel The Sympathizer on NPR’s To The Best of Our Knowledge. Listen to the full interview here or read…(read more)

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Otherppl with Brad Listi: Episode 419 — Viet Thanh Nguyen

On the Otherppl Podcast with Brad Listi, Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about being a writer and being a Vietnamese refugee. I want to say…(read more)

BBC World News: Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Kasia Madera on BBC World News. The interview is available to watch below. Here is…(read more)

An Affirmation of Collectivity

“The Sympathizer” author Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Caleb Downs of SunStruck Magazine on representation, class, and subjectivity.     Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on ‘The Sympathizer’ | AACES at Yale University

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads The Sympathizer and discusses his books at the Asian American Colloquium and Event Series held by Yale University.    Here…(read more)

The Vietnam War, the American War

Viet Thanh Nguyen sits down with Ricardo Herrera Bandrich of the Los Angeles Review of Books to talk about his novel The Sympathizer. FOR…(read more)

Past to Present: Echoes of War

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, speaks as one of the panelists for “Past to Present: The Echoes of War”, at the 2016 Los…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen On The Tavis Smiley Show

The USC professor and author shares about his recent work Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War on PBS’s Tavis Smiley Show.…(read more)

Interview with the Finalists of 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction

The PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize honors exceptionally talented fiction writers whose debut work—a first novel or collection of short stories—represents distinguished literary achievement and…(read more)

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Watch Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss The Sympathizer at the 2016 AWP Conference

Viet Thanh Nguyen sits down with Rich Fahle for Book View Now to discuss “The Sympathizer” at the 2016 AWP Conference. Here is the…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Reconciles Childhood Memories, History

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by David A. Maurer of The Daily Progress. Viet Thanh Nguyen was too young to retain reliable memories of…(read more)

Asian American Literature Today: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads The Sympathizer and discusses his novels in a Vietnamese American context with Mimi Khùc from the University of Maryland at…(read more)