Interviews

An Immigrant’s Experience, Recast As Noir, In ‘Dragonfish’

  In an interview with NPR’s Scott Simon, Vu Tran discusses his first novel, Dragonfish, and noir fiction. This interview was …(read more)

Phỏng vấn Andrew X. Pham: “Ngôn từ thuộc về mọi người”

Andrew X. Pham có một nghề thú vị. Được đào tạo để trở thành kỹ sư, anh bỏ việc để …(read more)

A Vietnamese Requiem: What and Why | Là gì và tại sao

Death means different things to different people. What is a requiem and how could it change the way one thinks …(read more)

Rapper Nah Nguyen’s “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” (DMCS) or “Fuck Communism,” Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we saw Vietnamese rapper Nah’s viral video for his new song, “Địt …(read more)

Rapper Nah Nguyen’s “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” (DMCS) or “Fuck Communism,” Part 1

A couple of years ago, diacritics interviewed and reviewed Saigonese rapper Nah. The following letter by guest writer Lac Su, …(read more)

Phỏng vấn nhà văn Lan Cao: Lao mình ngụp lặn trong điêu tàn và trong thế gian

Eric Nguyen thực hiện Năm 1997 đánh dấu một năm quan trọng trong nền văn học Mỹ gốc Việt khi …(read more)

Evyn Lê Espiritu Reflects on VietAID in Fields Corner, Boston

Evyn Lê Espiritu shares with us her unique experiences spending time with the students in VietAID, the Vietnamese American Initiative for …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews ‘The Lotus and the Storm’ by Lan Cao

In her debut novel, Monkey Bridge, Lan Cao explored a mother-daughter relationship in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, highlighting …(read more)

(Im)moveable Feasts—An Interview with Natalia Duong—Part Two

Recently diaCRITIC Julie Thi Underhill met up with Natalia Duong, a performance artist, choreographer, and scholar who’s recently returned to …(read more)

(Im)moveable Feasts—An Interview with Natalia Duong—Part One

Recently diaCRITIC Julie Thi Underhill met up with Natalia Duong, a performance artist, choreographer, and scholar who’s recently returned to …(read more)

The Lotus and The Storm – A Delicate Balance

  During the 17-year gap between her novels Monkey Bridge (Viking, 1997) and The Lotus and the Storm, Lan Cao …(read more)

Interview with P.Q. Phan, Part II: Cultural Representation and Authenticity

In the first part of my interview with composer P.Q. Phan, we discussed his latest work, the opera The Tale …(read more)

Interview with P.Q. Phan Part I: Expression and Works

Born in 1962, Phan Quang Phục graduated with a degree from the School of Architecture in Hồ Chí Minh City …(read more)