Interviews

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The Guardian | Viet Thanh Nguyen: ‘I didn’t notice the racism of Tintin’

The Pulitzer prize-winning novelist on the depiction of Vietnamese people, the fun in Voltaire’s Candide and memorable masturbation scenes for The Guardian. My earliest…(read more)

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La Presse | Dépasser le Clivage

Quand il avait 4 ans, Viet Thanh Nguyen a fui Saigon avec ses parents pour se réfugier aux États-Unis. Devenu professeur d’université spécialiste de littérature…(read more)

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Amherst College LitFest 2022 | The Art of Belonging: A Conversation About race, Migration, and Fiction with Viet Thanh Nguyen

In its seventh year, Amherst’s annual literary festival celebrates the College’s extraordinary literary life by inviting distinguished authors and editors to discuss the pleasures…(read more)

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Asian Premier Magazine Spring Issue 2022 Volume 1 | “From the Pulitzer Prize to Hollywood: A Vietnamese War Spy Story”

Dô Quyen interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his novel, The Committed, being adapted into an HBO series for Asian Premier.(read more)

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Amanpour | Libraries should ‘expand’ young minds, not contain them

Viet Thanh Nguyen defends the right for children to read challenging books and calls out parents and politicians trying to prevent kids becoming too…(read more)

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The World | Author Viet Thanh Nguyen weighs in on banned books debate

A Tennessee county school board agreed to remove Art Spiegelman’s book “Maus” from its eighth-grade curriculum for its “rough, objectionable language” and “unnecessary use…(read more)

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KQED Forum | ‘Maus’ Among Latest Titles Banned in Some American School Districts

A Tennessee school board last week voted to remove the Pulitzer-prize winning graphic novel Maus from an 8th grade course on the Holocaust. And…(read more)

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Duke University | Ethics of Now: Struggle, Trauma, Memory, and the Power of the Fictions We Weave

A conversation between Professor Adriane Lentz-Smith and Viet Thanh Nguyen for Duke Ethics. Read the transcription below. Adriane Lentz-Smith: Hi everybody, and welcome to…(read more)

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L’OBS | En France, j’ai expérimente un racisme plus direct

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Doan Bui for L’OBS.(read more)

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Novel Dialogue Podcast : Duke Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Committed, joins esteemed scholar Colleen Lye of UC-Berkeley for a candid discussion about the Asian-American novel and the role of…(read more)

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Le Monde Des Livres | Viet Thanh Nguyen: Raconter la violence du point de vue de celui qui la subit

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks to Adrienne Boutang for Le Monde.(read more)

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The VVA Veteran | Dispatches Episode with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Marc Leepson on an episode of Dispatches for The VVA Veteran magazine. Read the transcript below: Speaker 1: Welcome to…(read more)

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Brut. | Une vie: Viet Thanh Nguyen

“J’ai été marqué par l’expérience de réfugié” Avec sa famille, il a fui le Vietnam à l’age de 4 ans. Devenu écrivain, il a…(read more)

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ICI Vietnam Festival | Meeting with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Committed with journalist and writer Doan Bui for ICI Vietnam Festival. Follow this link to view the conversation.(read more)

A man of two faces: Novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen returns with ‘The Committed’ • FRANCE 24 English

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares the forces that shaped his Franco-Viet protagonist with France 24. His tragicomic narrator dazzled the literary scene in his debut…(read more)