Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Podcast | Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers | Remembering and Forgetting: The Refugee Journey, featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen

It’s Write-minded’s 300th episode! And we’re celebrating by bringing listeners the esteemed Viet Thanh Nguyen, whose novel, The Sympathizer, was adapted for HBO Max and started streaming in April. In this interview, Nguyen addresses didacticism as a craft choice, the mindset of writers who, like him, find themselves between two languages, and how his desire to […]

2023 National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction | The Ten Contenders for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

The National Book Foundation announced the Longlist for the 2023 National Book Award for Nonfiction. The Finalists in all five categories will be revealed on Tuesday, October 3. The 2023 Nonfiction Longlist includes emerging and established writers, and features works of memoir, science writing, biographies of both iconic figures and unsung heroes, investigative works that reframe […]

In Trump’s vision of a white America, immigrants should be grateful and servile

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the meaning and effects of Trump’s recent comments about immigrants in this op-ed for The Washington Post. When Donald Trump first proclaimed “Make America Great Again,” many white Americans focused on the slogan’s explicit appeal. Why wouldn’t we want America to be great again? But many of us who do not […]

Viet Thanh Nguyen: Writing to Re-member

Helen Scott interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about the refugee crisis, US policy, and the ‘narrative scarcity’ for minority and marginalized populations in this article for Guernica. Viet Thanh Nguyen is one of our era’s most powerful chroniclers of capitalism, war, and the refugee experience. A writer, scholar, and professor, he has won both a Pulitzer […]

AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST – Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses growing up in the U.S. as a refugee from Vietnam, and how writing and reading helped him cope with this difficult experience in this episode of the American Masters Podcast. Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses growing up in the U.S. as a refugee from Vietnam, and how writing and reading helped him […]

Hereafter, Faraway

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about his refugee experience in this essay for The New Yorker. My eternal scene takes place in a faraway country, the one in which I was born and of which I have no memory. My mother’s death was for me the closing of a door that had moved almost imperceptibly but […]

Việt Thanh Nguyễn – Viết lách là sự thôi thúc từ bên trong

Anh Tram interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his novels and writing in this article for L’Officiel. Người yêu văn chương xứ Việt hẳn đã từng nghe tên Việt Thanh Nguyễn – nhà văn gốc Việt đầu tiên đoạt giải Pulitzer văn học với tiểu thuyết đầu tay The Sympathizer. Trong một chuyên đề đặc biệt […]

Viet Thanh Nguyen – Writing is an urge from inside

Anh Trâm interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his novels, The Symapthizer, The Refugees, The Displaced, and Nothing Ever Dies for Runway. Người yêu văn chương xứ Việt hẳn đã từng nghe tên Việt Thanh Nguyễn – nhà văn gốc Việt đầu tiên đoạt giải Pulitzer văn học với tiểu thuyết đầu tay The Sympathizer. Trong […]

INTERVIEW WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN

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 […]

Struggling to find a place, refugee writers speak for themselves

Thy Vo discusses refugee writers and The Displaced by Viet Thanh Nguyen in this article for The Mercury News. OAKLAND — Amid a national debate over the country’s policies toward immigrants and deportation policies, a group of panelists spoke of the complexity of being displaced and struggling for identity in the country they sought refuge. […]

PEN Out Loud: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Maaza Mengiste and Lev Golinkin

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Maaza Mengiste, and Lev Golinkin discuss The Displaced, an essay collection by refugee writers at the Strand Bookstore. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer), and authors Maaza Mengiste (Beneath the Lion’s Gaze) and Lev Golinkin (A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka) discuss the critically acclaimed anthology The […]

An interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Piper French interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about his books, The Sympathizer, The Refugees, and The Displaced in this article for Asymptote. In his nonfiction treatise on memory and the Vietnam War, Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen invokes the German writer W. G. Sebald’s concept of “secondhand memory”—the impact of war and trauma on those “seared […]

NOTHING EVER DIES

Sara Camaiora reviews Nothing Ever Dies by Viet Thanh Nguyen for Mangialibri. “Se l’anima dell’America morirà avvelenata, sul referto dell’autopsia dovrà esserci scritto Vietnam”. Sono parole di Martin Luther King, fanno riflettere sul significato più profondo di quel conflitto sanguinoso e doloroso che si è svolto tra Vietnam, Cambogia, Laos, con innumerevoli morti da ogni […]

INTERVIEW WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN ON THE REFUGEES

Timothy Tau interviews Viet Thanh Nguyen about writing and story-making in this article for Hyphen Magazine. I recently got the chance to sit down and talk with Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen about his most recent book, the short story collection The Refugees, which has recently garnered the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Nguyen is known for winning the Pulitzer, […]