Interviews

“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)

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)