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There’s a reason the South Vietnamese flag flew during the Capitol riot

Viet Thanh Nguyen explores the connection between the South Vietnamese…(read more)

‘Minari’ is about immigrants who speak Korean. That doesn’t make it ‘foreign.’

In response to the dialogue surrounding Minari, Viet Thanh Nguyen…(read more)

The Post-Trump Future of Literature

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his thoughts on the changes of…(read more)

Pulitzer Prize-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen recalls his immigrant experience

Viet Thanh Nguyen recounts his memory of the Vietnamese grocery…(read more)

The Visitors’ Corner with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Adraian Lentz-Smith interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his thoughts on…(read more)

Natalie Portman and Viet Thanh Nguyen talk kids books at L.A. Times Festival of Books

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks on how the creation of Chicken…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on his ‘Sympathizer’ sequel and the ‘scarcity’ of voices like his

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about narrative scarcity and what it…(read more)

A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Jinwoo Chong about anti-Asian sentiments,…(read more)

The growing generation gap in politics among Vietnamese Americans

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Marco Werman about the political…(read more)

‘Write like you are the majority’

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Stuart Carson for The Daily…(read more)

Executive Director S. Alice Mong in Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen

Asia Society Executive Director S. Alice Mong interviews acclaimed novelist…(read more)

Dayton Literary Peace Prize – Turn the Page

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Gilbert King with Min Jin Lee…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 1st Asian American Pulitzer board member, on how his new role transcends literature

Victoria Namkung interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about the growth of…(read more)

Nhà văn Nguyễn Thanh Việt nói gì về giải Pulitzer và các cuốn tiểu thuyết của mình?

Giang Nguyễn interviews Viet Thanh about being selected for the…(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…(read more)

Standing Against Racism in the Time of COVID (Part II)

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins others with Asia Society Southern California…(read more)

Ethnic Studies, Revolutionary Politics, and the Third World Liberation Front with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Jay Kang about ethnic studies,…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Phuc Tran On Being Vietnamese American Weirdos

Viet Thanh Nguyen interviews Phuc Tran on writing, tattooing, and…(read more)

‘Free speech has never been freer’: Pankaj Mishra and Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Pankai Mishra share a conversation regarding…(read more)

Lit Up Episode 5: Getting Personal

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Susan Straight, and Luis Alfaro join Sandra…(read more)

Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen On What Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Gets Wrong

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Boston Public Radio on air to…(read more)

Coming Together When Things Fall Apart: Giving Voice to Emotional Truth in our Times

The Bay Area Book Festival held a virtual panel featuring…(read more)

JANM PRESENTS TRANCENDIENTS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: CHALLENGING BORDERS

Viet Thanh Nguyen gives a keynote speech at the “Transcendients…(read more)

An American Narrative: A Conversation with Author Viet Thanh Nguyen Winner of The Pulitzer for Fiction

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins JinJa Birkenbeuel on The Honest Field…(read more)