viet thanh nguyen (@viet_t_nguyen )

viet thanh nguyen

Bio Writer. Refugee. 1st gen college student. Affirmative action beneficiary. Pulitzer, Guggenheim, MacArthur. I speak but I am not a voice for the voiceless.
Location los angeles
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Account created 08-11-2009 20:14:49
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Twitter Web App : "When I wrote The Sympathizer, I decided that I no longer cared what my audiences thought, that in order to write the novel that I wanted to write, I had to stop caring."

My latest interview in The Millions…

iPhone : A photo on my wall by Nick Ut (who took the pic of Kim Phuc, the girl burned by napalm), of Vietnamese refugees during the war.

Below, by Delil Souleiman in today’s The New York Times of “displaced people” in Syria.

History repeating itself, but it’s not a farce. It’s still a tragedy.

Twitter Web App : Frank Shyong 熊紹岡 hipster barbershops are not bad as long as you like the style in fashion; and while white guys can do Asian hair in these places, the men of color (Latinos, Filipinos) are usually better. I go to Inner Circle Barbershop on Colorado Blvd in northeast LA.

Twitter Web App : I taught my son the word "genocide" when he was 3. People were shocked. I'll stop teaching him about genocide when this country stops erasing its history of genocide behind feel-good stories about Columbus, the Pilgrims, and Thanksgiving.…