Interviews

Viet Nguyen on How Winning the Pulitzer Prize Changed His Life

Valerie Takahama interviews author Viet Thanh Nguyen for Orange Coast Magazine. The morning of April 18 found Viet Thanh Nguyen in Cambridge, Mass., on…(read more)

This Is Hell! On the Limitations of Memory and the Persistence of War

Chuck Mertz, host of This is Hell! podcast, talks with Viet Thanh Nguyen about his book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.…(read more)

Pultizer Prize-Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Pulls Back the Mask

Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, who has a new book coming, knows you’re hiding something. Originally published by Josh Saul for Newsweek. Viet Thanh…(read more)

Charlie Rose Interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his debut novel, “The Sympathizer,” with Charlie Rose.    TRANSCRIPT Charlie Rose: Viet Thanh Nguyen is here. His debut novel,…(read more)

National Book Award Finalist Viet Thanh Nguyen Speaks Out on War, Capitalism and Donald Trump

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Jeffrey Fleishman on his thoughts on celebrity culture, capitalism, and American imperialism. Originally published by the Los Angeles Times.…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on ‘The Sympathizer’ | Politics and Prose

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads The Sympathizer at Politics and Prose in Washington DC.  Here is the transcript: John: The Sympathizer and Viet Thanh Nguyen.…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads ‘The Sympathizer’ | Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads The Sympathizer at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.  Here’s the transcript: Viet Nguyen: And so now you see what I’m…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses ‘The Sympathizer’ | Harvard Book Store

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads and discusses The Sympathizer at the Harvard Book Store. Here is the transcript: Speaker 1: My name is Marie Phillip…(read more)

Asian American Literature Today | Viet Thanh Nguyen at the Library of Congress

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his books and Vietnamese-American perspective at the Library of Congress.  Here is the transcript: Speaker 1: From the Library of…(read more)

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C-SPAN: Views of Refugees in America Panel

On August 6, 2016, Viet Thanh Nguyen joined panelists to discuss U.S. views on and treatment of refugees. The full recording of the panel…(read more)

Interview: Pulitzer-Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen on the United States, Vietnam, and Why History Can’t Be Erased

Juan Machado of AsiaBlog spoke to Viet Thanh Nguyen about how Hollywood and politics influence each other, how Vietnam’s Communist Party might react to…(read more)

Immigrants in U.S. on Claiming “Americanness”

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed on the Brian Lehrer Show, produced by WNYC. Listen to the interview through the audio player or read the full…(read more)

An Interview with Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on His Hopes for U.S.-Vietnam Relations

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed for the official Medium channel of the White House. This week, President Obama became the third U.S. president to…(read more)

Pulitzer-Winning Author Viet Nguyen Examines Moral Ambivalence in ‘The Sympathizer’

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his novel The Sympathizer with Wallace Baine of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. At some point very early in his…(read more)

Reckoning with the Vietnam War

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is featured on the Takeaway, a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International hosted by John Hockenberry. Listen to…(read more)

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen Discusses ‘The Sympathizer’ And His Escape From Vietnam

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Terry Gross, host of Fresh Air on NPR. Listen to the interview here or read the full…(read more)