Interviews

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

The following interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen was conducted by Nancy Pearl for her show “Book Lust” and can be seen on Seattle Channel. Nancy…(read more)

This ‘Refugee’ author explains what it’s like to live between worlds

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his stories about living between worlds and being haunted by the past on PBS NewsHour. JUDY WOODRUFF:…(read more)

“No Excuses”: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

David Haeselin interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for Post45 ahead of the 48th Annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference. Viet Thanh Nguyen‘s writing invites the reader to cross…(read more)

CSU Monterey Bay and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author revisit the Vietnam War

Walter Ryce of Monterey County Weekly interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen ahead of CSU Monterey Bay’s 21st annual Social Justice Colloquium. CSU Monterey Bay’s 21st annual Social…(read more)

‘The Refugees’ author Nguyen speaks at Clemson Lit Fest

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Paul Hyde of Greenville News ahead of the Clemson Literary Festival. The bodies of dead paratroopers hung from the…(read more)

Pulitzer winner’s latest book underscores emotional challenges for refugees

Julia Oller interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for the Columbus Dispatch. Forced to flee from Vietnam at the tender age of 4, Viet Thanh Nguyen was…(read more)

Author Profile: Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen seizes the moment to advocate for refugees

Rob Cline interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for Cedar Rapids Gazette. Did winning the Pulitzer Prize give Viet Thanh Nguyen a platform to advocate for refugees?…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Refugees

Doug Fabrizio and Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss lives of refugees and the stories of war that they bring in this interview for RadioWest. Thursday,…(read more)

THE RUMPUS INTERVIEW WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN

Beverly Parayno interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about refugees, the Vietnamese community, and Nguyen’s books in this article for Rumpus. When I first learned that…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Tackles Issues of Race, Immigration, and Identity in ‘The Refugees’

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the inspiration for The Refugees and the current issue of refugees in America with the Dinner Party Download.    The…(read more)

Roxane Gay and Viet Thanh Nguyen at St. Paul’s Church

Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of The Refugees) and Roxane Gay (author of Difficult Women) discuss their latest books for an event with Politics & Prose…(read more)

2017 AWP Book Fair: Viet Thanh Nguyen on The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Jeffrey Brown of PBS’ Book View New about his latest novel, “The Refugees” at the 2017 AWP Book Fair.…(read more)

Voice of a refugee’s pain

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees and his personal experiences in this interview for Strait Times. Pulitzer-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen draws on his…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees with Michael Cathcart in this interview for ABC Melbourne Radio National. The writer Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam…(read more)

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen, who appears in Santa Ana on Tuesday, discusses his journey as a writer

This is Part 2 of Peter Larsen’s interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen for the Orange County Register. You can read Part 1 here. Even…(read more)

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is a new voice for Vietnamese here

Peter Larsen interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for the Orange County Register. You can read about Part 2 of the interview here. Viet Thanh Nguyen…(read more)