MONTHLY ARCHIVES : September, 2017

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on Writing About Refugees

In this interview for Aspen Words, Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the challenges of writing The Refugees and the power of writing.  Aspen Words will…(read more)

Forgetting and Remembering

In this interview for Jacobin Magazine, Yahya Chaudhry and Viet Nguyen discuss the self-serving stories the US state tells about the Vietnam War.  “I come…(read more)

An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Michael LeMahieu and Angela Naimou interview Viet Thanh Nguyen about his novels for Contemporary Literature.  VIET THANH NGUYEN Conducted by Michael LeMahieu and Angela…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer and The Refugees

The Secret to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Overnight Success

In this phone interview for Electric Lit, Joe Fassler inquires about the decades of work it took to build up to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer and the Vietnam War in this interview with Robert Scheer of KCRW’s Scheer Intelligence. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses…(read more)

How a Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novelist Thinks About Coffee, Screenplays and Facebook

In this interview for the Observer, Jimmy Soni asks Viet Thanh Nguyen about his writing process.  This past week, Viet Thanh Nguyen was announced as one…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2017 MacArthur Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen ‘humbled’ with the prestigious MacArthur

Long Hoàng of VOA Tiếng Việt conducts an interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, following his recipiency of the 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant. Tiểu thuyết gia…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, MacArthur fellow

A refugee writer wins a ‘genius grant’ for his depictions of the displaced

Carol Hills and Marco Werman of Public Radio International interview Viet Thanh Nguyen as a recipient of a MacArthur grant. Vietnamese American writer Viet Thanh…(read more)

„Ich bin ein angry Asian American“

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the The Sympathizer and the American Vietnam narrative in an interview with Katharina Borchardt for taz. Viet Thanh Nguyen: Vielen Dank.…(read more)

Viet kieu

In this interview for KUOW, Thanh Tan discusses the long-term effects of the Vietnam War with Viet Thanh Nguyen and others.  Ever realize there…(read more)