Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

‘Call Me a Refugee, Not an Immigrant’: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jon Wiener of The Nation interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen on refugee literature and the concept of “the genius.” You can listen to this episode of the “Start Making Sense” podcast here. The novelist on refugee literature and the concept of the “genius.” Viet Thanh Nguyen wrote the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer. He’s also the recipient of the MacArthur […]


Viet Thanh Nguyen sits down with historian Jon Weiner to talk about The Sympathizer. Here is the transcript: Jon: Now it’s time to talk about the best political novel of the year. It’s called The Sympathizer. It starts with the Fall of Saigon in 1975, seen from the perspective of a Vietnamese man, a captain […]

KPFK: Remembering Vietnam in Fiction and in Fact

Viet Nguyen speaks with Jon Weiner, host of the KPFK radio show 4 O’Clock Wednesdays, on his novel The Sympathizer. Listen to the free podcast on iTunes here. Or read the full transcript below.  Transcript coming soon.