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

In spring 2021, I enrolled in Gustavo Arellano’s narrative non-fiction class at Orange Coast College after years of asking for his advice about how to break into food journalism.

from Good Food

The LA City Council has passed a motion that aims to curb street racing.

from Greater LA

On this holiday rebroadcast, Greater LA looks at the history of Roslyndale Avenue, a tiny working-class street in the San Fernando Valley that became famous thanks to the film “Back to…

from Greater LA

Wildfires are often sparked by residents struggling with homelessness. LA County recently banned encampments in some of the highest fire risk areas.

from Greater LA

Santa Claus, James Turrell, “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” John Wayne Gacy, and, most of all, George Miles: these are parts of Dennis Cooper‘s discussion of his new book, “I Wished.”

from Bookworm

Host Jonathan Bastian talks with Meghan O'Gieblyn , author of “ God, Human, Animal, Machine: Technology, Metaphor, and the Search for Meaning ” about how advanced AI technologies are…

from Life Examined

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses writing about the full range of a community, its sexuality and gender, in her first fiction novel, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.”

from Bookworm

Director Christopher Nolan’s long relationship with Warner Bros. ended when the studio released his last movie “Tenet” on the streamer HBO Max the same day it opened in theaters.

from Hollywood Breakdown

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 14, 2021.