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Viet Receives James Irvine Foundation Honorary Fellowship

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program awarded Viet with the James Irvine Foundation…(read more)

Remembering War, Dreaming Peace: On Cosmopolitanism, Compassion, and Literature

“Remembering War, Dreaming Peace: On Cosmopolitanism, Compassion, and Literature” was…(read more)

Let’s Talk: On Art, Communism and Controversy

I’m proud to be a Vietnamese American, but on some…(read more)

Remembering the ‘American War’ of the ’60s

Viet Thanh Nguyen explores how different nations – and different…(read more)

Multimedia as Composition: Research, Writing and Creativity

“Multimedia as Composition: Research, Writing and Creativity” was originally published…(read more)

At Home With Race (On Omi and Winant’s Racial Formation in the United States)

“At Home With Race (On Omi and Winant’s Racial Formation…(read more)

Viet Receives $18,600 Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Grant

For  “A Country Not Our Own: Memory and the American…(read more)

Viet Receives $20,000 Arts Writers Grant

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation’s Arts Writers Grant Program awarded…(read more)

Viet Becomes a Suzanne Young Murray Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

As a Suzanne Young Murray Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute…(read more)

Someone Else Besides You: A Short Story

“Someone Else Besides You” was originally published in Narrative Magazine, Winter…(read more)

Viet Delivers Keynote Speech at Texas Tech Comparative Literature Symposium

Texas Tech University houses the largest Vietnam Archive in the…(read more)

Viet Joins the American Literary History Editorial Board

Covering the study of US literature from its origins through…(read more)

Về Người Việt & Ngôn Ngữ (Vietnamese People and Language)

The question of what language to write in never occurred…(read more)

Vietnam and the Art of Dinh Q. Lê

Published in conjunction with the exhibition originated by Bellevue Arts…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ronald Stade Interview

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ronald Stade of Malmo University in…(read more)

Viet Appointed as Delegate of the U.S. American Studies Association to the Japanese Association for American Studies

This June, the Japan-United States Friendship Commission sponsored Viet’s lecture…(read more)

Speak of the Dead, Speak of Viet Nam: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Minority Discourse

“Speak of the Dead, Speak of Viet Nam: The Ethics…(read more)

A Correct Life: Một Cuộc Sống Đứng Đắn

“A Correct Life” was originally published in Best New American Voices, 2007 edition,…(read more)

Seeing Double: The Films of R. Hong-An Truong

“Seeing Double: The Films of R. Hong-An Truong” was originally…(read more)

The Career of Education – Tenure Anyone?

Viet Thanh Nguyen is interviewed by Oanh Ly on his…(read more)