Interviews

Growing Up in America

University professor and author Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his personal story of challenges and success. This interview was originally published by Maureen LittleJohn for Culture…(read more)

The Wheeler Column: Interview with BA and Ph.D Alum Viet Thanh Nguyen

Earlier this year, B.A. and Ph.D alumnus Viet Thanh Nguyen published his first novel, The Sympathizer, to great critical esteem. The novel, heralded by Maxine Hong…(read more)

Books and Arts: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Book and Arts’ host, Michael Cathcart, about his debut novel The Sympathizer, a gripping and masterly novel that examines…(read more)

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Viet Nguyen at the Library of Congress: Asian American Literature Today

  Thursday, November 12 6:30pm Montpelier Room James Madison Building, 6th Floor Library of Congress 101 Independence Avenue, SE Washington, DC     The…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen | 2015 National Book Festival at the Library of Congress

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer and his personal experiences at the 2015 National Book Festival.  Here is the transcript: Announcer: From the Library…(read more)

Late Night Live: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Vietnamese American Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his debut novel , The Sympathizer, a spy thriller about politics and wartime memories with ABC’s Late Night…(read more)

Anger in the Asian American Novel: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Paul Tran sits down with Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the bestselling novel The Sympathizer. In this interview from The Margins, Tran and Nguyen talk…(read more)

For Readers, Writing Is a Process of ‘Emotional Osmosis’

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses how his novel The Sympathizer is the product of decades of enjoying other works in this interview with Joe Fassler for…(read more)

For Readers, Writing Is a Process of ‘Emotional Osmosis’

The author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses how his novel The Sympathizer is the product of decades of enjoying other works. This article was originally published…(read more)

A Different Kind of War Novel – Talking to Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of “The Sympathizer”

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Chris Schluep of the Amazon Book Review on his novel The Sympathizer.   One of our favorite books so…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Anger in the Asian American Novel

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of bestselling novel The Sympathizer talks with Paul Tran about reshaping histories of the Vietnam War and finding humanity in the…(read more)

‘The Sympathizer’: Vietnamese Spy Encounters America

Tony Dushane interviews author Viet Thanh Nguyen for SF Gate. “The Sympathizer” recounts life after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Written by Viet…(read more)

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The Mixed Experience: S2, Ep. 2: Author Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his debut novel, The Sympathizer with Heidi Durrow on The Mixed Experience, a podcast about being culturally or racially…(read more)

Washington Post Book Club Interview with Book World Editor Ron Charles

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his debut novel, “The Sympathizer” with Book World editor Ron Charles in a special video interview for The…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Offers No Sympathy in Debut Novel

Mike Doherty of National Post talks with Viet Thanh Nguyen about his debut novel, The Sympathizer. Watch the accompanying video interview here. Viet Thanh…(read more)

‘The Sympathizer:’ A Very Different Look at the Vietnam War

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Keri Miller about his novel The Sympathizer on MPR News. You can listen to the full interview here. Whenever Viet…(read more)