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Fleeing to the Heart of the Empire

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks on what Afghan refugees can expect…(read more)

Chang-rae Lee and Viet Thanh Nguyen: National Book Festival 2021

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Chang-rae Lee share a conversation about…(read more)

Purchase College Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is to speak at Purchase College with…(read more)

Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares reflections on publishing, writing mysterious characters,…(read more)

Writer to Writer: Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation with Alice Pung

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks on The Committed, TV adaptation, and…(read more)

AMERICAN CULTURES LECTURE WITH PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVELIST PROFESSOR VIET THANH NGUYEN

As a refugee from South Vietnam when he was four…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Amanpour

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Khaled Hosseini share their refugee insights…(read more)

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

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

“Viet Thanh Nguyen: Through the Eyes of a Vietnamese Refugee”

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins author and lawyer Philippe Sands QC virtually at…(read more)

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We Build It Ourselves: A Roundtable on Race, Power, and the Writing Workshop

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Felicia Rose Chavez, Namrata Poddar,…(read more)

VFP 2021 Online Convention Keynote Speaker Event

Viet Thanh shares about the relationship between his work and…(read more)

What Happens After a Revolution?

Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from The Committed and reflects on…(read more)

APIs – Fireside Chat – Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen shares a fireside chat with Vivian Vo…(read more)

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The San Diego Union Tribune | Festival of Books Meet the Author Series with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Kathleen Bade for The…(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)

Literary Cleveland “Inkubator | Creative Risk: A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen & Thrity Umrigar”

Viet Thanh Nguyen is in conversation with Thrity Umrigar about…(read more)

Shootouts and Philosophy: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Committed’

Ben Eastham reviews The Committed for ArtReview. In this sequel…(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)

No-No Man: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s nihilist masterpiece

Roy Scranton reviews The Committed for The Yale Review. IN…(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)