Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

TRANAN SESSIONS | Viet Thanh Nguyen

VIET THANH NGUYEN was born in 1971 in Vietnam but grew up in the United States, where he fled with his parents as a four-year-old. He is a professor at the University of Southern California and regularly contributes as a writer to the New York Times and Time Magazine, where he has made a name […]

American Writer’s Museum | Maxine Hong Kingston & Viet Thanh Nguyen

Maxine Hong Kingston and Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss the new collection of Kingston’s work from the Library of America, edited by Nguyen. This program was part of the inaugural American Writers Festival Carey Cranston:Hello, and welcome everyone to this online program of the American Writers Festival, the inaugural literary event, celebrating the American writers’ museum’s […]

Amherst College LitFest 2022 | The Art of Belonging: A Conversation About race, Migration, and Fiction with Viet Thanh Nguyen

In its seventh year, Amherst’s annual literary festival celebrates the College’s extraordinary literary life by inviting distinguished authors and editors to discuss the pleasures and challenges of verbal expression—from fiction and nonfiction to poetry and spoken-word performance. Hosted by Jennifer Acker ’00, editor-in-chief of The Common, in partnership with the Presidential Scholars Program for Amherst […]

Brut. | Une vie: Viet Thanh Nguyen

“J’ai été marqué par l’expérience de réfugié” Avec sa famille, il a fui le Vietnam à l’age de 4 ans. Devenu écrivain, il a été récompensé par le prestigieux prix Pulitzer. Dans son dernier roman, il raconte les aventures d’un franco-vietnamien réfugié à Paris tiraillé entre ses origines coloniales et son dégoût de la politique […]

Roxane Gay and Viet Thanh Nguyen at St. Paul’s Church

Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of The Refugees) and Roxane Gay (author of Difficult Women) discuss their latest books for an event with Politics & Prose Bookstore.   If Roxane Gay’s strong-willed female characters are “difficult,” it’s because they want things to “make sense” but are involved in relationships that don’t. They’ve had parents who walked out. […]

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 can be seen here on C-SPAN. Held at the Skylight Studios of the Annenberg Center for Photography in Los Angeles, photographs of refugee communities in recent decades were shown and the panelists […]