Interviews

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)

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)