Interviews

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)

Stories We Tell with Lee Isaac Chung & Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Lee Isaac Chung on the A24 Podcast to discuss art, failure, and fatherhood. An epic conversation with Minari filmmaker Lee…(read more)

Dornsife Dialogues – Viet Thanh Nguyen: MacArthur Fellow, Refugee and Author of The Committed

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Chris Abani for a conversation about writing, academia, and more for Dornsife Dialogues, a forum by USC Dornsife. Join a…(read more)

The Library Foundation presents Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation with Laila Lalami for ALOUD

Viet Thanh Nguyen is in conversation with Laila Lalami about The Committed in an event with The Library Foundation, presented by The Council and…(read more)

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MPR News with Keri Miller | Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on the ‘The Committed’

Novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with MPR News host Kerri Miller about his sequel to “The Sympathizer” called “The Committed” for MPR News. Read…(read more)

Counter-Memories: Viet Thanh Nguyen & Drew Faust | Washington, D.C.

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Drew Faust discuss Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C and what that means in terms of memory for “Counter-Memories“. In…(read more)

In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his new novel The Committed with Nikesh Shukla for the Guardian. Pulitzer prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his…(read more)