Viet Thanh Nguyen

Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Lit: A Primer from Viet Thanh Nguyen

“Sometimes people have said that I give voice to the voiceless Vietnamese. If you know anything about Vietnamese people, you know they are not voiceless. They are quite loud, whether it is in Vietnamese or English. Here is a reading list of some of the most important writing by Vietnamese and Vietnamese Americans, just to prove that we have not …(read more)

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen sits down with Seth Meyers to talk about his refugee experience. In part 2 …(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Being a Refugee, an American — and a Human Being

diaCRITICS editor, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, and Vietnam war refugee Viet Thanh Nguyen reflects on American identity. The following article was …(read more)

Những tiếng nói mới trong văn chương người Mỹ gốc Việt: Trò chuyện cùng Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Lam, và Aimee Phan

Viet Thanh Nguyen là nhà văn người Mỹ gốc Việt đầu tiên đoạt giải Pulitzer cho cuốn tiểu thuyết đầu …(read more)

A Conversation with Authors Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Lam, and Aimee Phan

Viet Thanh Nguyen became the first Vietnamese American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for his debut novel, The Sympathizer, …(read more)

The Hidden Scars All Refugees Carry

The following oped by Viet Thanh Nguyen was originally published by The New York Times. Many people have characterized my …(read more)

Fish in Exile

Vi Khi Nao’s novel, Fish in Exile, will make its first appearance on November 1, 2016. ABOUT THE BOOK How do …(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Immigrant’s Fate Is Everyone’s

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen writes on the rigidity of defined borders and recognizing the importance of immigrants in America’s history. This …(read more)


Paul Tran ngồi lại cùng Nguyễn Thanh Việt, tổng biên tập trang Diacritics và tác giả của cuốn tiểu thuyết …(read more)

April 30

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen offers some thoughts on April 30.  Today is what many Vietnamese in the diaspora call …(read more)

Anger in the Asian American Novel: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Paul Tran sits down with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Diacritics editor and author of the bestselling novel The Sympathizer. In this …(read more)

By Heart: Viet Thanh Nguyen on Finding Inspiration in Other Books

The Atlantic presents By Heart, a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. Viet Thanh Nguyen …(read more)

Jeff Kingston: Memory Wars and the Vietnam Debacle

April 30th marks the fortieth anniversary of the ‘fall of Saigon’, as Americans remember it, the day that the North …(read more)