Viet Thanh Nguyen

I Am Miss Saigon, and I Hate It

Diep Tran reflects on how the musical “Miss Saigon” perpetuates Orientalist stereotypes and narratives in which the Vietnamese are victims, not fighters. This article was originally published by American Theatre. Do you want one more tale of a Vietnam girl? —Miss Saigon by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil Growing up, my dad always told me, “Every Vietnamese family has a remarkable story.” I …(read more)

The Great Vietnam War Novel Was Not Written by an American

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen writes on the many Vietnamese-American works ignored by both the American and Vietnamese mainstream. This …(read more)

In Praise of Doubt and Uselessness

diaCRITICS editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen reflects on the decades-long journey to publishing his three latest works. …(read more)

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 …(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)

SỰ GIẬN DỮ TRONG TIỂU THUYẾT CỦA NGƯỜI MỸ GỐC Á: CUỘC PHỎNG VẤN VỚI TÁC GIẢ NGUYỄN THANH VIỆT

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)