Interviews

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)

The Displaced: Refugee Writers Ariel Dorfman & Viet Thanh Nguyen on Migration, US Wars & Resistance

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews Ariel Dorfman and Viet Thanh Nguyen on such topics as asylum seekers in the US today. As dozens of migrants…(read more)

The Soul of California: Viet Thanh Nguyen – Another Perspective of Vietnam

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the Sympathizer with Richard Walker, the host of The Soul of California, touching upon topics such as life as a…(read more)

Bay Area Book Festival 2018: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Karen Tei Yamashita in Conversation on Arts and Politics.

Karen Tei Yamashita and Viet Thanh Nguyen sit down at the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival to discuss writing and art as a political…(read more)

MPR News: What it means to be Displaced

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Kao Kalia Yang, and MPR News Host Kerri Miller reflect on the novel The Displaced and Nguyen’s experience as a refugee.…(read more)

State of RE Podcast Episode 9: Viet Thanh Nguyen

This interview of Viet Thanh Nguyen by David Yang was featured on the State of RE Podcast, which can be heard on iTunes. David Yang:…(read more)