Interviews

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen: Jose Antonio Vargas in Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jose Antonio Vargas and Viet Thanh Nguyen discussed immigration in America at the USC Visions and Voices event. Here is the transcript of the…(read more)

“Good” Refugees, “Bad” Refugees: A Conversation in Paris with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Christine Buckley interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his books and refugees for the Los Angeles Review of Books.  VIET THANH NGUYEN goes to bed…(read more)

The conundrum of Asian-Americans: a conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nisa Khan and Christian Paneda of Michigan in Color sits down with Viet Thanh Nguyen to discuss Asian-Americans and his Vietnamese heritage.  “When I…(read more)

Interview with the New Orleans Review

This interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen for the New Orleans Review was conducted by Elizabeth Sulis Kim. Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Vietnamese-American author and Professor…(read more)

“As minhas memórias começam quando me tornei refugiado aos 4 anos”

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees with João Céu e Silva in this interview for Diario de Noticias.  O escritor Viet Thanh Nguyen nasceu no…(read more)

Delightful Listening: A Conversation Between Viet Thanh Nguyen with Arundhati Roy

This conversation between Viet Thanh Nguyen and Arundhati Roy, whose latest novel is The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017), took place at the New York Public Library…(read more)

A Conversation with Author Viet Thanh Nguyen: Vietnamese Diaspora in the United States and France

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his books and his projects including “The Displaced” that was recently published in the US. The book is the result…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Identity, War, and The Sympathizer’s Sequel

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses identity, war, and The Sympathizer’s sequel in this interview conducted by the Les Cahiers Du Nem admin. For his startling and…(read more)

No Place To Call Home

Kera Thinks interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on World Refugee Day as they discuss refugees and his essay collection, The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee…(read more)

Paul Beatty In Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

In fall 2017, the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute hosted Beatty and Nguyen for an onstage conversation for Believer Magazine.  A double…(read more)

‘Call Me a Refugee, Not an Immigrant’: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jon Wiener of The Nation interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on refugee literature and the concept of “the genius.” You can listen to this episode of the…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Says The U.S. Could ‘Lose Its Soul’ With Migrant Family Separations

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy on NPR with host Scott Simon. Interview audio found here. Read the transcript below:…(read more)

Frank Buckley Interviews

Frank Buckley interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for KTLA. The interview video can be seen on the KTLA website. Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of…(read more)

From refugee to Pulitzer-winning novelist

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Christiane Amanpour about his story, politics, and his issue with John Kelly in this interview for CNN. In this…(read more)

Viet Nguyen at the Literary Arts

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Dave Miller of Think Out Loud in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland. They talk…(read more)

Βιέτ Θαν Νγκουιέν: «Πολλοί σοκαρίστηκαν με την αντιλογία μου»

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Bekos Grigoris have a short conversation about The Sympathizer for the Greek newspaper, To Vima. Στην Αθήνα η ώρα ήταν…(read more)