Interviews

Viet Thanh Nguyen for CBS – A Love Letter to my Father

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads a letter addressed to his father for CBS.(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on CBS This Morning Memories of a Refugee

Viet Thanh Nguyen recalls his memories as a refugee and his own immigrant experience for CBS This Morning.(read more)

How Do We Remember War and Conflict?Viet Thanh Nguyen

In conversation with Andrew Kelly, Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks on the memory of war, the depiction of the Vietnam War in cinema and more…(read more)

School Assembly with Writers Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ellison Nguyen – via Zoom

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ellison Nguyen share writing tips and more for an Ivanhoe school assembly. Ivanhoe students will get a firsthand look at…(read more)

Discussion with Viet Thanh Nguyen – American Literature Fest

Viet Thanh Nguyen and King-Kok Cheung from UCLA speak about Nguyen’s writing as well as Asian American issues for the American Literature Festival. In…(read more)

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Midtown Scholar Bookstore | AN EVENING WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN: THE COMMITTED

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Viet Thanh Nguyen is in conversation with Professor Sheela Jane Menon for the Midtown Scholar Bookstore.…(read more)

Discussion with Viet Thanh Nguyen at the American Literature Festival

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the American Literature Festival featured a virtual discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh…(read more)

East West Fest 2021: East-West Dialogue With Viet Thanh Nguyen & Tiffany Chung

Asian Cultural Council presents East West Fest, a celebration of storytelling—in words, beyond words, and through the senses. Featuring storytellers from across the arts,…(read more)

The Committed | APAHM Celebration

Viet Thanh speaks about The Committed for Asian Pacific American Heritage and History Month as a part of an invited talk by the Asian…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Joys and Challenges of Writing About Sex

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about creating a “James Bond” figure and more in this interview with Jean Chen Ho for GQ. In March of…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen for the New Books in History Podcast with Michael Vann

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Committed with Michael Vann for the New Books in History Podcast. Read transcript below. Automated: The world is racing…(read more)

Pod Save the World | Fighting climate change, coronavirus, and capitalism

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks to host Ben Rhodes about the cultural depictions of the Vietnam War and the links between colonialism and capitalism for…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Books and the Beauty of Repetition

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about children’s books, repetition, and other influences on his writing in this interview with Sixtysix. “I’m stubborn, and I enjoy…(read more)

Cúirt International Festival of Literature | “Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Committed”

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Committed for the 2021 Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Read the transcript below. Rick O’Shea: Well, hello and welcome…(read more)

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Conversations with The Nation | Challenging Colonialism in Literature

Viet Thanh Nguyen is in conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel about his own experience as a refugee in America, the history of Anti-Asian violence, and some…(read more)

Asian Americans facing an onslaught of hate

Viet Thanh Nguyen gives insight into the history of Asian American violence for France 24. Last month’s deadly shooting in the US city of…(read more)