Interviews

AAPI History Spotlight: Exploring Culture in Art

PBS spotlights Viet Thanh Nguyen as one of eight AAPI artists who explore culture and history in their craft. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh…(read more)

Digital Town Hall – Asian Americans in the Time of Covid-19

The Center for Asian American Media hosted a digital town hall, featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen, exploring Asian American history and the Asian American experience…(read more)

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai presents “The Mountains Sing” with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai in a conversation about her debut book for Harvard Bookstore Harvard Book Store’s virtual event series…(read more)

I’m Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, refugee, and featured participant in the PBS documentary Asian Americans. I’m staying at home. AMA.

Viet Thanh Nguyen held an AMA on Reddit. Read the discussion thread and questions below or on Reddit. THANKS EVERYONE!!! I loved answering your…(read more)

If Not Now, Then When? 23 Authors on the Best Books to Finally Read

WSJ asked Viet Thanh Nguyen for recommendations from his current reading list. Ready to climb your literary Mount Everest? We polled some of the…(read more)

LA Times Podcast “Asian Enough” with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a guest on Asian Enough, a new LA Times podcast about being Asian American — the joys, the complications and…(read more)

The Spirit of Community and Collaboration

Zoë Ruiz interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ellison Nguyen, Thi Bui, and Hien Bui-Stafford about the collaboration needed for Chicken in the Sea for The…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen with musical guest Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Reza Aslan about his life and the sequel to The Sympathizer on Rough Draft with Reza Aslan. 2016 Pulitzer…(read more)

Literary LA: Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation with Tom Lutz

Tom Lutz interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his life and how that has influenced his writing and world-view for this episode of LARB Radio…(read more)

“Chicken of the Sea”: A Multigenerational Collaboration

Melat Ermyas covers the reading of Chicken of the Sea at Elliot Bay Book Company and how Viet Thanh Nguyen talks to his son…(read more)

‘Chicken Of The Sea’ Is So Wacky — Of Course It Was Created By Kids

Samantha Balaban writes about an interview Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ellison Nguyen, and illustrators, Thi Bui and Hien Bui-Stafford had with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the…(read more)

Pulitzer-Winning Novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen to Give Ha Jin Lecture Tonight

John O’Rourke interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for BU Today about his life, writing, and the choice to be called a refugee. “I am a…(read more)

McSweeney’s Books- AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHORS OF OUR NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK, CHICKEN OF THE SEA

In an interview for McSweeney’s, co-authors Viet Thanh Nguyen and his son Ellison Nguyen, alongside co-illustrators Thi Bui and her son Hien Bui-Stafford, talk about…(read more)

Chicken? Viet Thanh Nguyen and Thi Bui’s New Multigenerational Collaboration

Elizabeth Bird for School Library Journal delves into the making of Chicken of the Sea, why sometimes it’s best to encourage creativity in your…(read more)

Unsettling the American Dream Story: The Millions Interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jianan Qian interviews Viet Nguyen for The Millions. They discuss the aesthetics and politics of The Sympathizer; how his literary education has nourished his…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Interviewed by Michael Collier

Hosted on The Asian American Literary Review, in an interview with Michael Collier, Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his short story collection, The Refugees.…(read more)