Viet Thanh Nguyen

In Conversation With Viet Thanh Nguyen: On Diaspora & Culture As Plurality

photo credit: Camp Pendleton Archives This is a conversation interview conducted by Dao Strom, new editor of diaCRITICS, with Viet Thanh Nguyen, author, founder and publisher of diaCRITICS. In Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen:   DS: When did you start diaCRITICS? Can you tell us a little about the history of how it began? What inspired you to create diaCRITICS? VTN: …(read more)

Lessons Vietnamese Fathers Learn From Their Children

This op-ed essay by diaCRITICS publisher Viet Thanh Nguyen is a reprint from The NYT Opinion section on Jan. 20, …(read more)

Looking forward to diaCRITICS in 2018

Happy new year from diaCRITICS! A lot happened in 2017, no doubt. And diaCRITICS has been a little quiet over …(read more)

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 …(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)