We’d do a photoshoot in front of the Southwest booth.” That didn’t work out because meetings got jammed up. I was like we’re going to get rimmed right now. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354 In San Jose, we had a story just recently, Vietnamese Councilman Lan Diep, he got in trouble with a Black April event for calling the Vietnam War pointless. The guy is nice as he is brilliant. Nick Veronin: Collie is a slang term for weed. Biographical Sketch: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Email, For review copies or bookstore events, contact publicity@groveatlantic.com for The Sympathizer or The Refugees and Margaux Leonard of Harvard University Press for Nothing Ever Dies, Literary, translation, and film rights are handled by Nat Sobel at Sobel Weber Associates, 146 East 19 Street Email, For review copies or bookstore events, contact publicity@groveatlantic.com for The Sympathizer or The Refugees and Margaux Leonard of Harvard University Press for Nothing Ever Dies, Literary, translation, and film rights are handled by Nat Sobel at Sobel Weber Associates, 146 East 19 Street Department of English Josh Koehn: Yeah, you’re a rap star. Nick Veronin: I mean, there are episodes that are sort of base on that. Viet Thanh Nguyen's new collection looks at how it feels and what it means to be a refugee. Nick Veronin: Then, we weren’t really in the front row. There was a real sense of mission, I think, that was driving me as well. I just had a lot of negative, I had a lot of negative feelings about San Jose, I felt very trapped growing up there as a as a child and part of that was San Jose. Listen to the podcast here or read the transcript below: Josh Koehn: Okay. I think I’m going to stop talking about it now. Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America. Whereas, back then, they were constantly being made fun of. It’s like, if you did anything else for 17 years, you could do just like these huge ambitious projects that would probably make you tons of money. Josh Koehn: What’s your writing schedule like? “It’s through struggle with the form that you learn how to do it. I think you’d see like actually that Twitter account where like Seinfeld in like present day. I could take that for granted, but at the same time, the cost of that was that my parents had to undergo very difficult working lifestyle as refugee shopkeepers who work 12 to 14 hours a day in Downtown San Jose. It is … Josh Koehn: Four, okay. A big congratulations to Viet Thanh Nguyen, who is joining the Pulitzer Prize Board as its first Asian-American and Vietnamese-American member. Of course, I had to point out that city hall is built across the street from what was once my parents’ store. A lot of women readers have enjoyed that scene too. The Sympathizer is the 2015 debut novel by Vietnamese American professor Viet Thanh Nguyen.It is a best-selling novel and recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.Its reviews have generally recognized its excellence, and it was named a New York Times Editor's Choice.. Nick Veronin: Yes, Settlers of Catan. k.w. New York, New York 10003, (212) 420-8585, To invite Viet to do a reading or lecture, please contact Kevin Mills of the Tuesday Agency, 132 1/2 East Washington Nguyen would say how war is hell, and when he was twelve he experienced the Vietnam war. Viet Nguyen: I think there are degrees of propaganda, from hard to the soft. All right. Viet Nguyen: It wasn’t that I wanted to simply be sentimental at the end. These had happened during the years of colonization and war stretching from the 1930s to the 1970s, and included famine, war, violent crime, the decades-long separation of siblings, children, and parents, the loss of social and economic status, being refugees (twice), and perhaps other things they did not tell me. His parents were very poor, so it was difficult to take care of 12 kids. We took the wrong seats, we got there on time. Then, I would write four hours a day. It was crazy. He wrote the book, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. After an extensive nominating process, the board chooses the winners from a list of finalists in each category and may additionally give a… (read more), Viet Thanh Nguyen gives a keynote speech at the “Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders” for the Japanese American Nation Museum The Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders, a free one-day event, kicks off on Saturday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Japanese American National Museum. December 5, 2020 It’s organized by Comedy Central, Jerry Seinfeld is one of the headliners. I also feel that I got lucky. I thought, “Wow, this is a familiar experience.” The reactions I thought had were interesting to me because I thought, “I’m glad I shocked these 1% of readers based on what they wrote.”, Viet Nguyen: They just seem so uptight and almost all of them were women. We get Comic-Con, that just happened. We have a great show today. This is racist, it’s ethnocentric and it’s also the reason why it’s really dangerous is that it’s a complete mirror of how it is that Americans got involved in Vietnam in the first place. Viet Nguyen: We don’t know for sure because we live completely in his mind. On the return to San Jose, there would always be this negative association with the city. It doesn’t cause me pain to return to San Jose anymore. Josh Koehn: At FanimeCon that’s what it’s all about. In order to write fiction, I at least need some mental space and being that I had very little of that, that’s why I’ve written a lot of like op eds and short pieces, things that involve writing but don’t involve a lot of concentration, which is why I’ve given this illusion of being productive in the past year. I think that I feel very fortunate to have gotten the Pulitzer. Nick Veronin: Yes. When it comes to the Vietnamese Americans, their anti-communism is pretty deep. Josh Koehn: Yeah. They were people who would not take no for an answer. It was not in the outline for the novel. Nick Veronin: You know what movies ending I didn’t get, but I’ve watched it a few times now, and it’s still one of my favorite movies because I love Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix is the end of The Master. It’s a shame, because although there are many excellent books written by American authors about the conflict, they don’t give you an idea of how a Vietnamese person saw the war.These books do. Nick Veronin: Hey. It includes a telling quote from the character’s mother, who, in being extorted, exhibits the wisdom, strength and resolve of the region’s Vietnamese refugees. Josh Koehn: All right. What’s the point of that?” I had that in mind as I wrapped up the novel because by the end of the novel, a lot of things happen to our narrator and by the end, some very bleak things have happened to our narrator. I’ve made my peace with San Jose. I looked away because I was thinking of Johnny Mnemonic which came out, I don’t know many years before the Matrix, but it’s interesting that like why did Keanu Reeves become the Silicon cowboy? Viet Nguyen: They were soldiers or politicians or what have you, and once they were in America, they were lost. Nick Veronin: I’m almost like Viet Thanh Nguyen. The unnamed protagonist is a half-Vietnamese, half-French communist spy in the South Vietnam Army. Iowa City, Iowa 52240, (319) 338-5640 or kevin@tuesdayagency.com. I’m sure you’re just so upset after me spoiling that. I’ve changed though. I guess even now, can you do board games or is that another thing? That’s what the sequel takes up in the continuing ventures of our narrator, his engagement with the historical issues that remain unfinished by the end of The Sympathizer. PDF-a13dd | Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but also the Center for Fiction Debut Novel Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the ALA Coming from Vietnam, what was that experience like for you? Thank You, Viet Thanh Nguyen! You can find stories in Metro on metroactive.com. Viet Nguyen: The Pulitzer gives me a platform because more people are interested in what I have to say simply because of having won a Pulitzer. We get Furries coming in. Don’t worry, all the judges were paid off. Josh Koehn: Holy snap. That’s great when you can actually talk to the person you’re going to interview, and they’re cool enough. Certainly, in the United States, we do have other options that help us to recognize even our own propaganda for what it is. Nick Veronin: There’s a ton of funny people at this Clusterfest. Jennifer is our news reporter and she won several awards as well, California News Publishers Association, I believe is what it’s called. Whatever is left of the New Saigon Market lies fossilized at a depth reserved for milk-carton mobsters and earthworms. Select All Clear All Add to Cart. The Refugees is a 2017 short story collection by Viet Thanh Nguyen. It’s not been productive in terms of writing fiction. By and large, the communist regime and the Viet Cong soldiers themselves are presented as enemies, and the titular refugees in this collection are fleeing from war, violence, and oppression. Viet Nguyen: I saw Apocalypse Now in San Jose on the VCR in 1980 or ’81 when I was 10 or 11 years old. On the 14th, I got the first bite, 13 rejected me. Usually, it’s not productive and I don’t talk to anyone. I recognize that Apocalypse Now is, in many ways, a great movie, a great work of art, but it’s also a great work of art that is premised, that is based on silencing and erasing Vietnamese people. I was like, “Marijuana what’s up man. Josh Koehn: Seventeen years, that’s incredible. I didn’t have to work against myself in order to create this character. That was a skill that was really fortunate for them to have to, because it enabled them to survive in this country. I think, maybe we have to go through that experience in order to become writers. Josh Koehn: Oh, man, I can’t even imagine the looks going on in that room after the Pulitzer announced. This is a kind of history that we need to acknowledge. I’m feeling pretty good. Required fields are marked *. Movie is a little bit overrated, though. Refugees > Fiction. There’s a ton of money and time put into it. April 15, 2015 Facebook Had he not deservedly won…(read more), December 5, 2020 Like “The dead move on, but the living, we just stay here.” ― Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Refugees. “And it didn’t turn out that way.”. Viet Nguyen: It’s an incredible act of propaganda to come up with a term or mean like fake news because it’s been so persuasive for such a significant portion of the American population. Just watched that recently. Nick Veronin: He said there’s going to be rooms for watching the latest and greatest anime and then and then some of the classics. I really appreciate it. New York, New York 10003, (212) 420-8585, To invite Viet to do a reading or lecture, please contact Kevin Mills of the Tuesday Agency, 132 1/2 East Washington USC PAM Event: Southeast Asian Refugee Narratives, December 9, 2020 I’m going to have a photographer there and we’re going to do all this stuff. Josh Koehn: The idea being that you don’t have to just be stuck in a chat room being anonymous now. He will be presenting on his academic work or, at the literary events, reading from and talking about his most recent books: the novel The Sympathizer (2015), the cultural history Nothing Ever Dies (2016), the short story collection The Refugees (2017), and the children’s book Chicken of the… (read more), Viet Thanh Nguyen joins the Pulitzer Prize board as its first Vietnamese-American member. Most communities like one perspective on the world that endorses what it is that they see and are not happy when that perspective is challenged. “I don’t think I did it that harshly,” Nguyen says in a recent phone interview, a lilt of humor in his voice. I am the managing editor. Just so many great things to unpack there. And I knew that my novel would challenge many deeply held perspectives. None of these readers who got to that point, I don’t think any of them said, “I was offended by the violence and the murder and death of children,” that all occurred before that scene, but it was like, “Oh, squid. Josh Koehn: We didn’t get to the point where we were trading texts and emojis and dick pics or anything like that. Josh Koehn: Yeah, I don’t know if Bill Burr still has the title but just a couple of years ago, he was pretty much the funniest person in the world. Josh Koehn: This is the SV411 podcast. We also have profiles by Tad Malone, a very talented writer who works with us. I don’t really know what drives any of us to become writers, because those of us who do it for the money and the fame and whatever else, we think we’re going to get out of it are doing it for the wrong reasons, and they probably won’t sustain someone for 17 years. I think it’s totally appropriate to be a fanboy or a fan girl. Josh Koehn: Super Mario One, a Metroid is like my thing. Josh Koehn: I think it’s great. That seemed to be the case until the novel won the Pulitzer Prize, in which case everybody sort of … all the Vietnamese are now very, very proud of me. About Catholics or Vietnamese Americans or Americans in general, most communities, like one perspective on the world that endorses what it is that they see, and are not happy when that perspective is challenged. That was actually your story in your new short story collection, The War Years, talking about growing up in San Jose and watching your parents just work their tails off to create this market, which was I believe, right across the street from where City Hall is now, is that correct? Viet Nguyen: I think that for whatever reason, I turned out to be a person who doesn’t like orthodoxy. That’s great. Also, music at this Colossal Clusterfest, Vin Staples one of my favorite rappers, Les Claypool of Primus has his new sort of side project there. We also have some great dine-in write ups on sanjose.com you should be checking out. I’m pretty sure that’s close enough to the title. Nick Veronin: They’re going to play in a Café Stritch, right next door here to the studio, to the Metro Headquarters. Nick Veronin: Matt Damon and the late, great …. By the time he graduated from San Jose High, which is one of the worst schools in San Jose, from what I remember, he was on his way to Harvard as a valedictorian of San Jose High, and then Stanford Medical School, and now he’s at UCSF Medical School as a professor. We grabbed it on the way out of the theater. He has the admiration and respect of readers and peers, the hardware of winning a Pulitzer Prize for his debut novel, The Sympathizer. He immediately apologized, but it’s like, to the average white person in San Jose, they have no idea what’s going on. Josh Koehn: How do you see the way that propaganda is being used right now out of the White House in greater American politics? How are you, Nick? They just know that it’s a level of greatness has been achieved. Just playing around not chess, not checkers, not Chinese checkers, which is what my grandma and I played. I think that what that means is, I also know that there are many other really good novels as well. Sometimes, I try to write eight hours a day and it doesn’t work that way for me. Viet Nguyen: That doesn’t mean I agree with their sentiments, but I understand how deeply held those emotions are. It was up to him to finalize the terms of the truce. Again, that was because our parents wanted us to. Before I even get to the music, let’s just say also …, Nick Veronin: … Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress. “When I embarked on writing the stories that eventually became The Refugees, I went in with a lot of hope and optimism and this naive, idealistic belief that I could finish this book in a matter of a few years,” Nguyen says. Josh Koehn: Damn it, actually, see this is what I mean, he would somehow take my folly of Rumpelstiltskin and be Rumpelstiltskin but actually still be the good guy. Nguyen and his brother, just children when the family fled Vietnam and assumed the burdensome mantle of refugees, were just as helpless as adults when their parents were forced to sell their business and see it demolished for a gleaming $343 million City Hall tower and rotunda. Nick Veronin: I want to get you on this. Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. Why do you need some college kid to get you high? Josh Koehn: Captain Falcon, I would just like dominate people. Viet Nguyen: The most dangerous aspect of these kinds of movies that Hollywood produces, but really the entire American cultural industry endorses, is that it seems to be on the surface of a benign liberal view of the world where Americans are able to criticize themselves. Viet Nguyen: These gestures on the part of San Jose have been important to me in terms of making me feel like I have reconciled with the city. I had an enormous fun writing it. Nguyen's next fiction book, The Refugees, is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family. Josh Koehn: Ron Hansen, a professor at Santa Clara University. Josh Koehn: I mean, the fact that someone can go out in public now and proudly proclaim, “I’m a gamer, I spent 40 hours a week playing video games.” That wasn’t cool that long ago. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. There’s an episode in the Chinese restaurant where George keep trying to use the payphone. The girls from Broad City. Love it or leave it. He’s basically everything that we’re not. Saved in: Main Author: Nguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971-Published: New York : Grove Press, 2017. Nick Veronin: I’m great. Josh Koehn and Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer in this interview for MetroActive. I don’t remember it. A collection of stories, written over a twenty-year period, examines the Vietnamese experience in America as well as questions of home, family, and identity. What if you were those people? We are back. He wrote the Sympathizer which won the 2015 Pulitzer for fiction. Josh Koehn: Yeah, but like, almost not in every other way. I imagine that there is a very relatively strict regimen that you might have? That’s one thing I’d love to talk to you about is you came over to the US at age three, is that right? We’ll have just people looking at us. Nick Veronin: Yeah. He’s humble. Archaeological findings from 1965, still under research, show the remains of two hominins closely related to Sinanthropus, dating as far back as the Middle Pleistocene era, roughly half a million years ago. That deeply held anti-communism is still there. My high school, Bellarmine, also invited me back to put me into its Hall of Fame. But in the journey of writing his stories, absorbing the pain of his childhood, separating the dogma and propaganda from truth, suffering for his art and balancing it with his work, becoming a husband and a father, and having a community he never felt quite comfortable in welcome him home with open arms, Nguyen has reconciled with a city he will likely never call home again but considers him its native son. Josh Koehn: Yeah, if you get a chance, check out the literary issue that came out this week on newsstands now. It’s a very cool thing. We got away with it. Nick Veronin: It’s an Excellent Adventure or was it a Bogus Journey at that point? My wife got it framed actually. That’s deeply, deeply disturbing. This is the only path to reconciliation with our foes, and with ourselves. By the end of eight hours a day, I would just feel terrible about myself and what I’d written. Edition: First edition. Nick Veronin: Was that a Grimms’ Fairy Tales? Actually, I’m not to dog on them because either because these costumes are really intricate. Viet Thanh Nguyen wrote “On True War Stories”, and it was based on the reality of war. Josh Koehn: Broad City, I love that show. Josh Koehn: I have. Josh Koehn: There’s bars that now just host board game. Basically, he’s constantly having to figure out which side he’s on because he feels sympathy for all sides because there’s just so … It’s so complicated an issue. “I grew up absorbing that and watching those difficulties and those pains,” Nguyen says. I used to play that in college. Viet Nguyen: Yeah. I wouldn’t say I’m a communist, but I’m certainly much more sympathetic to seeing the world through left wing perspective. He had a big hit with Come Around. We don’t need an official ministry like a totalitarian society does, because the people who run Hollywood pretty much share the same ideology as the people who run the military industrial complex. What was it like from a North Vietnam perspective? All the same, you’re always welcome in Metro’s office and if you need to get away from City Hall. He already in his youth, this main character who’s unnamed, had actually studied in the US and is, I guess, a scholar of literature is probably an okay way to say it? Josh Koehn: You know what I mean? My dad actually did that to me. My high school, Bellarmine, also invited me back to put me into its Hall of Fame. Josh Koehn: Super Soul Brothers, they’ll be there Friday, and Saturday, May 26 and 27th. I think that in the last decade or so, I’ve come around. The work is not always easy reading, almost certainly because the insights were not easily gained. The nuance and duality of the character, whose mother was raped and impregnated by a Catholic priest, came relatively easily to him, says Nguyen, who was raised Catholic but rejects the faith, who along with his family fled Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, yet has the ability to acknowledge that not every communist was a monster and not every refugee was a saint. Subjects: Immigrants > Fiction. What happens after disillusionment? It wasn’t that I waited for those four or five years, I was working so that when I got those years, I was ready to take advantage of them. You came to San Jose and it’s just, I’m sure this completely new world. It cuts across all kinds of lines. 12 likes. If you see these videos, like somebody freaks out at a Starbucks because they’re not getting the service they want and then they’ll use that as a reason to basically go on some kind of racist rant against the poor cashiers. Sorry, spoiler alert. I thought that Renaissance fairs are the coolest. Viet Nguyen: Yeah. That’s all right. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Nick Veronin: Yeah, you were drinking some of Joaquin Phoenix’s little rocket booster moonshine? We took the wrong seats then we had to move, and Bill Burr was already on stage and we had to move, and we are right there. He’s gracious. Tell me about Collie Buddz. Ice Cube? Josh Koehn: I had a conversation with him before we did the segment. “I just couldn’t wait to leave San Jose, and on the return to San Jose there would always be this negative association with the city. It’s a fantastic book, if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. Tig Notaro was going to be part of the stage reading and so is Ron Funches. “Who Will Win in South Viet Nam?”, by Nguyen Chi Thanh, (Peking: FLP, 1963), 20 pages. Josh Koehn: I mean I’m always a fan of any music that repurposes those classic Nintendo games of the ’80s and ’90s. I’ve had very little time to write fiction. His novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards. While I may never want to live here, I’m okay with visiting. I did see enough of it, to know that it was a really challenging thing for my parents. Eric Selby In “War Years,” the first-person narrator retrospectively takes us back to his early teens when his parents owned a store stocked with items the refugees from Viet Nam liked. Josh Koehn: The headline, the War Years, it says, “Viet Thanh Nguyen breaks down the dual life of refugees winning a Pulitzer and how he made peace with San Jose.” In our conversation, he told me, it took him a long time to actually come to peace with San Jose and really forgive and forget some of the things that he held on to and felt tortured about as a young man. Americans lost the war too, but they didn’t lose a country. They’re really well done. Josh Koehn: I freaking love Larry David too. Stay tuned. Could I figure out how to buy property? “A lot of it also had to do with just my own tortured adolescence and the particular fact of growing up as a refugee and watching my parents undergo what they went (through),” he says. He has reached a literary pinnacle that has no match save for the likewise daunting peak known as Nobel. Josh Koehn: When I come into contact with the kind of inner workings of Vietnamese politics in San Jose, there’s so many hot button issues. Viet Nguyen: I wrote most of The Refugees before I started The Sympathizer. Viet Nguyen: Not so amusing when it actually happens to you, but it’s nice in retrospect. Anyway, we’re going to be right back with Viet Thanh Nguyen. There’s a moment where the dad gives the son an itemized list of all the expenses that were involved in raising this little boy who’s unappreciative of his parent’s sacrifices. There’s a quote in The War Years, the short story about growing up in San Jose and I’m sure not all of it is verbatim or exactly what your life was like but, the quote from the mother that says, “Are you going to be the kind of person who always pays the asking price or the kind of person who fights to find out what’s something really worth?”. I think, it’s partially because San Jose has tried to make peace with me. We have Super Soul Brothers who are going to be in town Friday and Saturday, where at Nick? Very cool that we got that interview. When it comes to Vietnamese Americans, their anti-communism is pretty, pretty deep. The dad in War Years is not my dad, I made this this figure up. Then, we moved to San Jose, when I was seven, so that my parents could open this like Gant Vietnamese grocery store in the city. Otherwise, you’re edging on dangerous territory. My parents did all that. I am as always joined by Nick Veronin, the arts and entertainment editor. It was great again. What’s your agents name again? I’m going to block you off right before you get to security clearance. Nick Veronin: That’s nice of her. Viet Nguyen: I think for a couple of decades after I left San Jose, it was very painful to come back. Viet Nguyen: Fourteen publishers. Josh Koehn: Yeah, well that’s a great movie. Maybe that’s ambiguous on purpose. Viet Nguyen: It was simply through grabbing a couple hours when I had it and just do it over and over and over again, that constituted the writing schedule, hammering away at things until I had the ideal years, the four or five years where I had fellowships, time off from teaching, where I could devote myself to teaching full time. Nick Veronin: It’s Marijuana Marijuana. Hollywood is definitely soft propaganda, but it’s definitely propaganda for the American dream and the American viewpoint. Josh Koehn: He also took me to see Wayne’s World. Josh Koehn: Yeah. Viet Nguyen: I think about that, not often, but it’s certainly crossed my mind many times. Nick Veronin: I think so. He was describing war being destructive and a place you wouldn’t want to be in. Really is as intelligent as [inaudible 00:05:40]. Josh Koehn: Okay, where he’s going to be? Of course, it would have been totally miserable doing it. When we talk about what you can and can’t say and how things can get blown up out of proportion, maybe I mean, then we’re … it’s almost the coming a tool propaganda and I wanted to talk to you about propaganda especially because you have a character in The Sympathizer who very much calls to mind Francis Ford Coppola in Apocalypse Now. This is Josh Koehn for Nick Veronin and this is the SV411 podcast. It's a wonderful group of stories that prove fiction can do more than tell stories, it can bear witness. Josh Koehn: Okay, all right. 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