Chang-rae Lee and Viet Thanh Nguyen: National Book Festival 2021

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Chang-rae Lee share a conversation about constructing their novels, the relationship to history and more in this interview with Elizabeth…(read more)

Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares reflections on publishing, writing mysterious characters, and more in this conversation for the Library of Congress Nation Book Festival. Read…(read more)

Tha Hương: May Mắn Hay Bất Hạnh Cho Người Tị Nạn? || ft. Nguyễn Thanh Việt || Không Nói Không Biết

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses Afghan refugees and more on the bilingual show, Không Nói Không Biết Following last week’s discussion, we have Nguyễn Thanh…(read more)

Writer to Writer: Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation with Alice Pung

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks on The Committed, TV adaptation, and the publishing industry with Alice Pung for ABC Radio National’s Big Weekend of Books…(read more)


As a refugee from South Vietnam when he was four years old Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen’s work explores the convergence between politics and literature. The…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Amanpour

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Khaled Hosseini share their refugee insights regarding Afghan refugees and the parallels to Vietnam. Award-winning novelists Khaled Hosseini and Viet…(read more)

“Viet Thanh Nguyen: Through the Eyes of a Vietnamese Refugee”

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins author and lawyer Philippe Sands QC virtually at the Edinburgh Book Festival to discuss the real-life events that contributed to Nguyen’s novel,…(read more)

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We Build It Ourselves: A Roundtable on Race, Power, and the Writing Workshop

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Felicia Rose Chavez, Namrata Poddar, and Matthew Salesses on the dimensions and tension of Race and Power within writing…(read more)

VFP 2021 Online Convention Keynote Speaker Event

Viet Thanh shares about the relationship between his work and the greater issues of soical justice and militarism for this keynote speech with Veterans…(read more)

What Happens After a Revolution?

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from The Committed and reflects on what could happen after a revolution for the San Diego Tribue Festival of Books.…(read more)

APIs – Fireside Chat – Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares a fireside chat with Vivian Vo about being Vietnamese, his literary work, and more for the API Community Summit. Vivian…(read more)

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The San Diego Union Tribune | Festival of Books Meet the Author Series with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Kathleen Bade for The San Diego Union Tribune Festival of Books. Watch the interview on Facebook or read…(read more)

In Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed and Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Annette Gordon-Reed and Kevin Young for a conversation hosted by the Phi Beta Kappa society. Watch our conversation with award-winning…(read more)

Literary Cleveland “Inkubator | Creative Risk: A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen & Thrity Umrigar”

Viet Thanh Nguyen is in conversation with Thrity Umrigar about the creativity and creation of writing for Literary Cleveland’s “Inkubator.” Watch the interview on…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Forces Perpetuating Anti-Asian Hate

Viet Thanh Nguyen appears on At A Distance to discuss the connection between anti-Asian rhetoric and Covid-19 and more. Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh…(read more)

‘We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn’t Want to Remember’

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with The Nation about the history of anti-Asian rhetoric and violence in the United States. On April 21, the Pulitzer…(read more)