Interviews

‘Call Me a Refugee, Not an Immigrant’: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jon Wiener of The Nation interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on refugee literature and the concept of “the genius.” You can listen to this episode of…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Says The U.S. Could ‘Lose Its Soul’ With Migrant Family Separations

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the Drumpf administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy on NPR with host Scott Simon. Interview audio found here. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The…(read more)

Frank Buckley Interviews

Frank Buckley interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for KTLA. The interview video can be seen on the KTLA website. Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of…(read more)

From refugee to Pulitzer-winning novelist

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Christiane Amanpour about his story, politics, and his issue with John Kelly in this interview for CNN. In this…(read more)

The Displaced: Refugee Writers Ariel Dorfman & Viet Thanh Nguyen on Migration, US Wars & Resistance

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews Ariel Dorfman and Viet Thanh Nguyen on such topics as asylum seekers in the US today. As dozens of migrants…(read more)

State of RE Podcast Episode 9: Viet Thanh Nguyen

This interview of Viet Thanh Nguyen by David Yang was featured on the State of RE Podcast, which can be heard on iTunes. David Yang:…(read more)

Refugees, optimism and literary roots: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Mohsin Hamid in conversation

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Mohsin Hamid discuss the refugee crisis and their own books in this for Los Angeles Public Library ALOUD.  Among critic…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Going Public

Author, scholar, and MLA member Viet Thanh Nguyen spoke with the MLA’s executive director, Paula Krebs, in October 2017, after he had been awarded…(read more)

How Do You Define ‘Home’?

This roundtable with the editor and contributors of “Go Home!” along with Viet Thanh Nguyen, who wrote the foreword, was originally published by Shondaland. “Is…(read more)

Uses Excel to ensure his reading is diverse

Amy Sutherland discusses reading habits with Viet Thanh Nguyen in this interview for the Boston Globe. Viet Thanh Nguyen won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize…(read more)

Uses Excel to ensure his reading is diverse

This interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen ahead of his appearance at Boston College was conducted by Amy Sutherland for The Boston Globe. Viet Thanh Nguyen…(read more)

Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen for Literature Interpretation Theory (LIT)

This interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen was conducted by Ruby Perlmutter for LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory.  Published in 2015, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer tells the story…(read more)

Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Ruby Perlmutter discusses The Sympathizer and other works with Viet Thanh Nguyen in this interview for Literature Interpretation Theory. Published in 2015, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)

IN CONVERSATION WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN: ON DIASPORA & CULTURE AS PLURALITY

Dao Strom discusses the founding of diaCRITICS and the Vietnamese culture with Viet Thanh Nguyen in this interview. This is a conversation interview conducted…(read more)

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on Writing About Refugees

In this interview for Aspen Words, Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the challenges of writing The Refugees and the power of writing.  Aspen Words will…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen – 2017 AWP Book Fair

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees in this interview with PBS during the 2017 AWP Book Fair. (read more)