Viet Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist

Guest

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he is also a member of the steering committee for the Center for Transpacific Studies. The Vietnamese-American novelist is the 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winner for his novel The Sympathizer and a 2017 MacArthur fellow.

Viet Thanh Nguyen on KCRW

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses his acclaimed novel and the legacy of the Vietnam War.

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses his acclaimed novel and the legacy of the Vietnam War.

from Scheer Intelligence

Four of the MacArthur fellows this year are from Los Angeles.

LA's Viet Thanh Nguyen and Yuval Sharon on becoming MacArthur 'Geniuses'

Four of the MacArthur fellows this year are from Los Angeles.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new short story collection, “The Refugees,” focuses on people living between two worlds — how they switch identities and navigate issues of…

Viet Thanh Nguyen on being a refugee and being unwanted

Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new short story collection, “The Refugees,” focuses on people living between two worlds — how they switch identities and navigate issues of…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

Behold Ask a Tortilla Tournament Judge, in which longtime KCRW nerd Gustavo Arellano takes your question about tortillas!

from Good Food

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 14, 2020.

Just weeks away from a historic election, what role will religion play in influencing the candidates and getting out the vote?

from Life Examined

The Dodgers are going to the World Series — their third trip in four years. They’ll play against the Tampa Bay Rays.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Charles Yu’s "Interior Chinatown" is a contemporary novel about dealing with the difficulty of being whoever you are.

from Bookworm

"Without a doubt, KCRW is one of the best things that ever came my way. Become a member today and help us keep it lit at KCRW.

from Arts & Culture Stories

Marilynne Robinson’s “Jack” is a book that Bookworms have been eager to read: the fourth volume of her multi-award-winning Gilead novels.

from Bookworm

Independent restaurants employ nearly 11 million nationwide, according to the Independent Restaurant Coalition. Big chain restaurants are those thriving during the pandemic.

from Good Food

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 15, 2020.