Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Identity, War, and The Sympathizer’s Sequel

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses identity, war, and The Sympathizer’s sequel in this interview conducted by the Les Cahiers Du Nem admin. For his startling and brilliant debut novel on the Vietnam War, The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen was awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2016. In France, he received the “Prix du Meilleur Livre étranger” […]

Viet’s Interview on Vietnamese Art

In the most recent issue of Arts Illustrated, Viet Thanh Nguyen was interviewed to discuss his personal journey as a writer, his work on identity and the arts, the Vietnam War, DiaCRITICS, and much more. This article was originally published in Arts Illustrated, volume 1, issue no. 2, pages 75 – 80 (August – September 2013). For best visual […]

On (Not) Being Vietnamese

Tet passed recently, and Vietnamese holidays always make me think about what it means to be Vietnamese, or not Vietnamese. I’m less interested in the question itself, because there’s no good answer to the question, and more interested in what it implies. The question implies that there is such a thing as Vietnameseness, and that […]