Interviews

Stories Behind The Refugees

SBTN and Hollywood First Look interview Viet Thanh Nguyen about The Refugees in this two-part interview. Part 1: Part 2:  (read more)

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen sits down with Seth Meyers to talk about his refugee experience. In part 2 of this interview, he…(read more)

‘The Refugees’ Author Says We Should All Know What It Is To Be An Outsider

Ari Shapiro talks with Viet Thanh Nguyen about his refugee experience on NPR’s All Things Considered. Listen to the interview here or read the transcript below.…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on His Timely Collection, ’The Refugees’

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees and his personal experiences as a refugee in this interview for KQED News. Viet Thanh Nguyen is an…(read more)

Pulitzer Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen on His New Book The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees with Sarah Begley in this interview for TIME. Viet Thanh Nguyen had a pretty spectacular 2016: his debut…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on being a refugee and being unwanted

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees and his experiences in this interview for KCRW with Amy Ta.  Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about the refugees we don’t remember anymore

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees with Quang Tran in this interview for the America Magazine. When Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bold and mesmerizing debut…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Writers on Writing

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about The Refugees and his books with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett in this interview for KUCI. Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer,…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: By the Book

The author, most recently, of “The Refugees” says the Star Wars stories are relevant to our age, “where most people identify with the rebels…(read more)

Nguyen Thanh Viet, Pulitzer Prize 2016: “There is no single definition of Vietnamese”

Cam Ly interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen in this interview about his books and the Vietnamese identity for Nguoi Dothi.  Một ngày đầu tháng 5.2016,…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Vietnamese Americans embody the contradictions of American history

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Refugees and the Vietnamese American community in this interview for Người-Việt. Ngồi trên ghế sofa trong phòng khách được…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Viet Thanh Nguyen “Never Stopped Being a Refugee”

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his books and the public’s view on refugees in this interview for Mother Jones. Here’s his theory on why we…(read more)

War, Memory, and Vietnam: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses Nothing Ever Dies and his personal experiences in this interview for the History News Network. The troubling weight of the…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: From both sides

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his books and his writing process in this interview for The Writer. In fiction and nonfiction alike, this Pulitzer…(read more)

Bonnie Boswell Reports – Viet Thanh Nguyen

In this interview with Bonnie Boswell for PBS SoCal, Viet Thanh Nguyen describes The Sympathizer and the art of story telling. Here are the…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s latest work is a nonfiction companion to his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses Nothing Ever Dies and the history of the Vietnam War in this interview for USC Dornsife.  USC Dornisfe’s Viet Thanh…(read more)