Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Books & Co. 2007 Viet Thanh Nguyen

Alberto Rios discusses The Refugees with Viet Thanh Nguyen in this interview for PBS. Nguyen comes back with a breathtaking collection of short stories, reflecting the complex lives that immigrants have to undertake, and their aspirations to “make it” in another country. From the streets of Ho Chi Ming to the avenues of San Jose, […]

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 […]

2017 AWP Book Fair: Viet Thanh Nguyen on The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Jeffrey Brown of PBS’ Book View New about his latest novel, “The Refugees” at the 2017 AWP Book Fair. With The Refugees, Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer) gives voice to Vietnamese lives affected by the shock of sudden departure from one’s home, of lives lived between the adopted […]

Viet Thanh Nguyen On The Tavis Smiley Show

The USC professor and author shares about his recent work Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War on PBS’s Tavis Smiley Show. Listen to the podcast here or read the full transcript below. Tavis Smiley: Good evening from Los Angeles. I’m Tavis Smiley. Tonight, a conversation with award-winning bestselling author and USC professor, […]