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I Can’t Forget the Lessons of Vietnam. Neither Should You.

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about the parallels between the fall…(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…(read more)

In Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed and Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Annette Gordon-Reed and Kevin Young for…(read more)

Advice for Artists Whose Parents Want Them to Be Engineers

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares advice on how to pursue art…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Forces Perpetuating Anti-Asian Hate

Viet Thanh Nguyen appears on At A Distance to discuss…(read more)

‘We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn’t Want to Remember’

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with The Nation about the history…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen for CBS – A Love Letter to my Father

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads a letter addressed to his father…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on CBS This Morning Memories of a Refugee

Viet Thanh Nguyen recalls his memories as a refugee and…(read more)

How Do We Remember War and Conflict?Viet Thanh Nguyen

In conversation with Andrew Kelly, Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks on…(read more)

The Beautiful, Flawed Fiction of ‘Asian American’

Viet Thanh Nguyen contemplates the creation of the ‘Asian American’…(read more)

Discussion with Viet Thanh Nguyen – American Literature Fest

Viet Thanh Nguyen and King-Kok Cheung from UCLA speak about…(read more)

Vietnam Veterans of America review of THE COMMITTED

The Committed is reviewed by Marc Leepson for Vietnam Veterans…(read more)

East West Fest 2021: East-West Dialogue With Viet Thanh Nguyen & Tiffany Chung

Asian Cultural Council presents East West Fest, a celebration of…(read more)

The Committed | APAHM Celebration

Viet Thanh speaks about The Committed for Asian Pacific American…(read more)

Special Event | Language and Migration: Experience and Memory

Viet Thanh Nguyen will be giving a keynote lecture for…(read more)

Asian Americans facing an onslaught of hate

Viet Thanh Nguyen gives insight into the history of Asian…(read more)

Stories We Tell with Lee Isaac Chung & Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Lee Isaac Chung on the A24…(read more)

Dornsife Dialogues – Viet Thanh Nguyen: MacArthur Fellow, Refugee and Author of The Committed

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Chris Abani for a conversation about…(read more)

From colonialism to Covid: Viet Thanh Nguyen on the rise of anti-Asian violence

Viet Thanh Nguyen reflects on his life as a Vietnamese…(read more)

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

ABC’s (Australian Broadcasting Company) book club covers Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)

Counter-Memories: Viet Thanh Nguyen & Drew Faust | Washington, D.C.

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Drew Faust discuss Vietnam Veterans Memorial…(read more)

In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his new novel The Committed with…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Calls Out America’s Tragic History of Anti-Asian Violence

Viet Thanh Nguyen appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers…(read more)

“We Are Here Because You Are There”: Viet Thanh Nguyen on How U.S. Foreign Policy Creates Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks how refugees are created as a…(read more)