Winner of the Pulitzer Prize


Anna Lattanzi interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his writing and novels in this article for Mangialibri. Incontro Viet Thanh Nguyen, apprezzato scrittore vietnamita-statunitense, al Salone del Libro di Torino 2019, elegante nel suo abito scuro, con un fare inizialmente serioso, che si scioglie in una stretta di mano e un sorridente buongiorno pronunciato con allegra […]

Viet Thanh Nguyen: ‘As a refugee, I’ll tell you how it is’

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his personal experiences and the state of refugees with Angelo Mastrandrea in this interview for il manifesto. There is an English version below the original article.  Lattes, premiati Yu Hua e Antunes Lo scrittore cinese Yu Hua è stato il vincitore del Premio Bottari Lattes Grinzane 2018 per la sezione Il germoglio, […]

Interview with the New Orleans Review

This interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen for the New Orleans Review was conducted by Elizabeth Sulis Kim. Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Vietnamese-American author and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, was a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant in 2017. His works include The Sympathizer, which was awarded the […]

Delightful Listening: A Conversation Between Viet Thanh Nguyen with Arundhati Roy

This conversation between Viet Thanh Nguyen and Arundhati Roy, whose latest novel is The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017), took place at the New York Public Library and was published by the LA Review of Books. To listen to the conversation, click here. ARUNDHATI ROY: Thank you. I feel I must clarify this hooker that won the Booker business. What […]

Frank Buckley Interviews

Frank Buckley interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for KTLA. The interview video can be seen on the KTLA website. Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of “The Sympathizer,” a spy novel set in the chaos of 1975 Saigon for which Nguyen won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Viet was born in Ban Me Thuot, Vietnam, and […]

State of RE Podcast Episode 9: Viet Thanh Nguyen

This interview of Viet Thanh Nguyen by David Yang was featured on the State of RE Podcast, which can be heard on iTunes. David Yang: The State of RE Podcast is about the state of relationships, relationships of all aspects of your life, so check it out; where we break it down for you … David […]

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Apokalypse für Nicht-Amerikaner

Sacha Verna interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for Der Standard. Der vietnamesisch-amerikanische Autor hat einen Spionageroman über den Vietnamkrieg geschrieben, der als Satire und Analyse zur Gegenwart passt. Der namenlose Ich-Erzähler im Roman Der Sympathisant kommt 1975 nach dem Fall von Saigon als Doppelagent in die USA. Für den Vietcong soll er die amerikanischen Kriegsanstrengungen beobachten, für die CIA […]

The Silent Vietnamese

This German interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen was originally published by Focus Magazine.

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Ghosts

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the Vietnam War, the writing life, and the archaeology of memory with Josephine Livingstone for New Republic. The Pulitzer Prize–winning author discusses the Vietnam War, the writing life, and the archaeology of memory. “All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory.” Thus opens […]

Un vietnamita infiltrado en Estados Unidos

Roberto Careaga interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for Economía Y Negocios. Nacido en Vietnam en plena guerra, Nguyen se crió en California como un refugiado y creció en medio de la tensión sobre su identidad. Apelando a su experiencia escribió El simpatizante , novela ganadora del Pulitzer 2016 sobre un espía comunista vietnamita que opera en suelo […]

Kartika Review’s Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Anne Mai Yee Jansen interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for Kartika Review. Viet Thanh Nguyen is an award-winning Vietnamese American author and the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. His first novel, The Sympathizer (2015), won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. His subsequent exploration […]

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

The following interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen was conducted by Nancy Pearl for her show “Book Lust” and can be seen on Seattle Channel. Nancy Pearl: Hello and welcome to Book Lust. I’m Nancy Pearl. My guest today at University Bookstore is Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen. Thank you so much for taking time to […]

This ‘Refugee’ author explains what it’s like to live between worlds

Viet Thanh Nguyen joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his stories about living between worlds and being haunted by the past on PBS NewsHour. JUDY WOODRUFF: Now the latest addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf. It’s “The Refugees,” a short story collection from last year’s winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Jeffrey Brown talked with Viet Thanh […]

“No Excuses”: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

David Haeselin interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen for Post45 ahead of the 48th Annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference. Viet Thanh Nguyen‘s writing invites the reader to cross borders; his fiction and his criticism each offer complex ways to understand why humans draw so many boundaries between themselves and others. Nguyen came to US as a war refugee when […]