How Do We Remember War and Conflict?

Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, looks at how we memorialize war – especially the Vietnam War – in fiction and in real life.

Nguyen discusses his new novel, The Committed; Vietnam, the US and France; how we remember war and conflicts; and French colonialism and racism. He talks about the Vietnam War in cinema; writing spy thrillers and novels of ideas; Frantz Fanon and other influences; personal identity; and refugees and immigrants. He also discusses how his books have been received; writing for peace; and what’s next, including the third volume in the trilogy that began with The Sympathizer (his debut novel) and a memoir.

In conversation with Bristol Ideas director Andrew Kelly.

How Do We Remember War and Conflict?


Jun 03 2021


All Day


Online Event