Interviews

Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thahn Nguyen Discusses Debut Novel “The Sympathizer”

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Kojo Nnamdi, host of the Kojo Nnamdi Show. Listen to the full interview here or read the transcript…(read more)

Escaping the Vietnam War, But Getting Close to the Enemy

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Leonard Lopate of New York Public Radio about his debut novel, The Sympathizer, which examines the legacy of the…(read more)

Looking at the Vietnam War’s Aftermath through the Eyes of a Communist Spy

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Monica Campbell on Public Radio International. This article is based on the radio show, which you can listen…(read more)

An Act of Justice: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Valerie Cabrera of the Writers’ Block Blog interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on writing his book, The Sympathizer. On this day exactly 40 years ago, the…(read more)

On the Lost Art of the Comic War Novel with Novelist David Abrams

David Abrams, the author of  Fobbit (Black Cat, 2012), a satirical novel of the Iraq War, talks with Viet Thanh Nguyen, the author of …(read more)

40 Years After Fall of Saigon, Vietnamese-American Writers Discuss War, Emigration

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with other Vietnamese-American writers on KQED’s Forum, hosted by Michael Krasny. Listen to the full interview here or read the…(read more)

How The Vietnam War Resonates 40 Years After The Fall Of Saigon

Tom Ashbrook interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for On Point, his show on WBUR, Boston’s local NPR station.  On the 40th anniversary of the fall…(read more)

The Heat Discusses the Vietnam War

Author and Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Anand Naidoo on CCTV America. This show originally aired on April 29, 2015. Watch the…(read more)

Between the Covers – Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by David Naimon, host of Between the Covers on KBOO 90.7 FM Portland, OR. Click here to listen to…(read more)

5 Questions with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Chris Carosi of City Lights Bookstore. City Lights: If you’ve been to City Lights before, what’s your memory…(read more)

BBC – Pulitzer Fiction Prize Winner: ‘People Fear Refugees’

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks to Kasia Madera on the BBC’s Newsday programme about what inspired his writing.  Viet Thanh Nguyen, a former Vietnamese refugee…(read more)

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REMEMBERING VIETNAM, IN FICTION AND FACT

Viet Thanh Nguyen sits down with historian Jon Weiner to talk about The Sympathizer. Here is the transcript: Jon: Now it’s time to talk…(read more)

Viet on NPR’s All Things Considered

Arun Rath of NPR’s All Things Considered Weekend edition interviewed Viet about The Sympathizer. The transcript follows. Click here for the audio. VIET THANH…(read more)

KPFK: Remembering Vietnam in Fiction and in Fact

Viet Nguyen speaks with Jon Weiner, host of the KPFK radio show 4 O’Clock Wednesdays, on his novel The Sympathizer. Listen to the free…(read more)

“The Sympathizer” Offers Fresh Look at Vietnam War

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Madeleine Brand, host of Press Play on KCRW-LA. Click here to listen to the full interview on KCRW.…(read more)

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)