Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

The Awl: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

An interview with Bryan Washington regarding refugee literature and American politics. Interview originally published on The Awl. This conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen took place a few days after he received a MacArthur  “genius grant”. As the author of a Pulitzer prize-winning novel (The Sympathizer), and a collection of short stories (The Refugees), as well as a nonfiction work chronicling narratives of […]

Longreads: An Interview with Macarthur ‘Genius’ Viet Thanh Nguyen on Longreads

Image credits to Getty Images. USC professor and writer Viet Thanh Nguyen has been named a 2017 MacArthur fellow.

2017 MacArthur fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses questions of justice, diversity in literature, and empathy across cultures in an interview with Catherine Cusick. Interview originally published by Longreads. Viet Thanh Nguyen had just gotten back from a summer in Paris when he received an unexpected phone call from a Chicago number. He didn’t recognize the […]