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Common Wealth Club | 91st Annual California Book Awards

The jury of the California Book Awards has selected this…(read more)

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PBS News Hour | Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Brief but Spectacular Take on Writing and Memory

As long as he can remember, author Viet Thanh Nguyen…(read more)

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The Vietnamese with Kenneth Nguyen | Podcast with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Kenneth Nguyen is in conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner and…(read more)

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

Viet Thanh Nguyen will be conferred a Honorary Degree, Doctor…(read more)

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Poured Over | Viet Thanh Nguyen on THE COMMITTED

“…Cynical as he is of the world that he encounters,…(read more)

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

New York, NY, March 31, 2022 — The International Rescue Committee…(read more)

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NPR Throughline | All Wars Are Fought Twice

“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the…(read more)

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NPR | Refugees From Other Wars See Themselves in Fleeing Ukrainians

Mary Louise Kelly talks with people about the experience of…(read more)

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The Guardian | Viet Thanh Nguyen: ‘I didn’t notice the racism of Tintin’

The Pulitzer prize-winning novelist on the depiction of Vietnamese people,…(read more)

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La Presse | Dépasser le Clivage

Quand il avait 4 ans, Viet Thanh Nguyen a fui Saigon…(read more)

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

Award-winning novelists and writers—including Natalie Diaz and Viet Thanh Nguyen…(read more)

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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…(read more)

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Amanpour | Libraries should ‘expand’ young minds, not contain them

Viet Thanh Nguyen defends the right for children to read…(read more)

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The World | Author Viet Thanh Nguyen weighs in on banned books debate

A Tennessee county school board agreed to remove Art Spiegelman’s…(read more)

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KQED Forum | ‘Maus’ Among Latest Titles Banned in Some American School Districts

A Tennessee school board last week voted to remove the…(read more)

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My Young Mind Was Disturbed By a Book. It Changed My Life.

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his opinions on the power of…(read more)

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Duke University | Ethics of Now: Struggle, Trauma, Memory, and the Power of the Fictions We Weave

A conversation between Professor Adriane Lentz-Smith and Viet Thanh Nguyen…(read more)

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Literary Hub | The Ultimate Best Books of 2021 List

Literary Hub features Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Committed in their…(read more)

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MPR News | 2022 must-reads from Kerri Miller: 3 novels you don’t want to miss

Kerri Miller reviews The Committed for MPR News. 2021 has…(read more)

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L’OBS | En France, j’ai expérimente un racisme plus direct

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Doan Bui for L’OBS.(read more)

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Novel Dialogue Podcast : Duke Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Committed, joins esteemed scholar Colleen…(read more)

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BuzzFeed News | Best Books of 2021

Tomi Obaro reviews The Committed for BuzzFeed News’ Best Books…(read more)