Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer prize-winning author discusses refugee identity, storytelling

Aaron Baker of Michigan Daily reports on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s lecture about refugees and the Vietnamese perspective at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, a professor at the University of Southern California, spoke Tuesday to a packed Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre on the perceptions of refugees and the Vietnamese perspective of the […]

The conundrum of Asian-Americans: a conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nisa Khan and Christian Paneda of Michigan in Color sits down with Viet Thanh Nguyen to discuss Asian-Americans and his Vietnamese heritage.  “When I was your age, I was very conscious of myself as a Vietnamese American and Asian American, and I knew I was a refugee but I didn’t like go around calling myself […]

Viet Thanh Nguyen humanizes in ‘The Refugees’

Cover of The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Daily Arts Writer Samantha Lu reviews ‘The Refugees’. Originally published in Michigan Daily.  It takes a certain type of genius to write endings the way Viet Thanh Nguyen does: with candor, poetic grace and a haunting emotional spark that sticks. In his newest collection of short stories, “The Refugees,” Nguyen’s endings don’t merely slap on some […]