Zócalo Public Square and The Music Center event

There is a long and global tradition of artists—visual, performing, literary—creating arresting, even beautiful works that address the horrors of war as a form of protest. There are also many examples of warmongers and politicians co-opting and commissioning art as propaganda. How is art used to change minds as well as hearts? What happens to… (read more)

Los Angeles Times | Op-Ed: 10 Californians tell us what brought them joy in 2022

We asked some prominent Californians to share something that brought them comfort during this challenging year. Their answers remind us that while difficulties can’t be ignored,…(read more)

ZZZ Review | An Excerpt from The Committed translated into Vietnamese

The story of the ruminative and philosophical Viet Cong spy who lived a double life in Los Angeles from Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning…(read more)

Acclaimed Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen and Others to Be Honored with Inspiration Awards from the American Writers Museum

POSTED ON AUGUST 5, 2022 BY AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM August 5, 2022, Chicago, Ill. – The American Writers Museum (AWM) will host its annual OnWord benefit on September 15 at…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen at Festival America

Viet Thanh Nguyen in Festival America From September 21-25, Viet Thanh Nguyen will be participating in Festival America in Vincennes, France. This year, “Voices…(read more)

Franklin & Marshall College | Class of 2022 Commencement Speaker: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen will be conferred a Honorary Degree, Doctor of  Letters, Honoris Causa at the Commencement ceremony for Franklin & Marshall College. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)

International Rescue Committee | Kenneth French, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Abraham Verghese Elected

New York, NY, March 31, 2022 — The International Rescue Committee (IRC) welcomed five new members to the Board of Directors. As transformational leaders, visionaries,…(read more)

The Amherst Student | Writers Discuss Craft and Identity at Seventh Annual LitFest

Award-winning novelists and writers—including Natalie Diaz and Viet Thanh Nguyen discussed themes of identity, language, and craft in their presentations at the Seventh Annual…(read more)

Poets & Writers | Writers for Writers Award, Editor’s Award

The Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award celebrates authors who have given generously to other writers or to the broader literary community. The…(read more)

French Ministry of Culture appoints Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.  The purpose of the Ordre…(read more)

The Phi Beta Kappa Society presents the Sidney Hook Memorial Award to Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Phi Beta Kappa Society has named Viet Thanh Nguyen as the recipient of its Sidney Hook Memorial Award. Phi Beta Kappa presented the award to Nguyen on…(read more)

The Book Club: The Vietnamese diaspora and the aftermath of war

ABC’s (Australian Broadcasting Company) book club covers Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Committed in an episode about how the Vietnamese diaspora responds to war. Vietnam,…(read more)

RFI | Emission: Vous m’en direz des nouvelles

RFI shares the publication of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Lé Dévoué.(read more)

He Writes Unreliable Narrators Because He Is One, Too

In this profile by Alexandra Alter for the New York Times, Viet Thanh Nguyen reflects on memory and what that means for his narrator…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen has just become the first Asian-American member of the Pulitzer Board.

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins the Pulitzer Prize board as its first Vietnamese-American member. A big congratulations to Viet Thanh Nguyen, who is joining the Pulitzer…(read more)


Viet Thanh Nguyen gives a keynote speech at the “Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders” for the Japanese American Nation Museum The Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging…(read more)