Recent Interviews

Journey Through The Senses, August 31, 2021
“The Inner and Outer Landscapes That Shape Identity”
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Modern Minorities podcast, July 26, 2021
“EP 95: Monique Truong ain’t takin (flavor) bullies”
» LISTEN

KARAVAN journal, no. 2, 2021
“Besatthet var ordet” interview with Monique Truong
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Singapore & Malaysia edition of The Sweetest Fruits (Gaudy Boy) Book Launch–part 2, June 26, 2021
“Women in Displacement: Monique Truong & Leena Al-Mujahed”
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New Naratif’s Southeast Asia Dispatches podcast, June 25, 2021
“Heroes by Necessity: Reframing Refugee Stories with Leena Al-Mujahed and Monique Truong, and interviewer Deborah Augustin”
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Singapore & Malaysia edition of The Sweetest Fruits (Gaudy Boy) Book Launch, June 12, 2021
“Poetry, Conversations and Virtual Feast with Monique Truong with Jemimah Wei”
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By the Book podcast (BFM, Malaysia), June 1, 2021
“The Sweetest Fruits, by Monique Truong”
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SouthBound podcast, May 26, 2021
“Monique Truong on Life as a Refugee, the Taste of Words, and the Best Barbecue Joint in the World”
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Meat and Three podcast, May 21, 2021
“The Flavor of Memory”
» LISTEN ( at 21:47)

Singapore Unbound, May 21, 2021
“Art Is + Monique Truong”
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ChatsActually, May 18, 2021
“Instagram Live Chat with Monique Truong and Kenny Leck of BooksActually: The Sweetest Fruits (Gaudy Boy, 2021), Singapore & Malaysia edition”
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The Bogliasco Foundation, April 25, 2021
“2 Fellows, 5 Questions with Ramona Diaz and Monique Truong”
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Houston Asian American Archive – Oral History Collection, November 6, 2020
“Interview with Monique Truong”
» WATCH

Deutschlandfunk, November 6, 2020
“Kultur heute”
» LISTEN

Carnegie Museum of Art, October 28, 2020
“In Conversation Online: An-My Lê and Monique Truong with Hannah Turpin”
» Watch

She’s A Talker podcast with Neil Goldberg, August 21, 2020
“Peak Desparation”
» LISTEN TO and READ

Norman Van Aken, July 25, 2020
“Kitchen Conversations with Norman Van Aken and Monique Truong”
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Madras Cafe Unlocked, July 25, 2020
“Book Club Live: The Book of Salt by Monique Truong” with Rose Bradbury
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C.H. Beck Verlag, July 16, 2020
“17 aus 63: Monique Truong”
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Library of America, July 9, 2020
“Monique Truong: Lafacadio Hearn’s wandering life as a search for home”
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CBC Radio – Writers and Company with Eleanor Wachtel, June 28, 2020
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Los Angeles Review of Books podcast with Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher, November 18, 2019
“Monique Truong’s 19th Century Triptych Portraiture”
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Mochi, October 29, 2019
“Monique Truong: Unearthing the Sweetest Fruits” by Sarah Jinee Park
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House of SpeakEasy, October 23, 2019
“Seriously Questioning: Monique Truong”
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World Literature Today (online), September 17, 2019
“Between the Facts: A Conversation with Monique Truong” by Renee H. Shea
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Asian American Writers’ Workshop – The Margins, September 12, 2019
“Voices in the Archive: An Interview with Monique Truong” by Benedict Nguyen
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Center for Fiction, September 10, 2019
“Book Launch: Monique Truong Presents The Sweetest Fruits with Mayukh Sen”
» WATCH

WNNO Radio – The Reading Life with Susan Larson, September 8, 2019
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Electric Literature, September 6, 2019
“The Life of a Male Writer, Told by the Women Who Couldn’t Write His Story” by JR Ramakrishnan
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Food & Wine (online), September 5, 2019
“An Evening in the Kitchen with Brooklyn Novelist Monique Truong” by Cathy Erway
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But That’s Another Story podcast with Will Schwalbe, September 5, 2019
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Book Q&A with Deborah Kalb, August 30, 2019
“Q&A with Monique Truong”
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Publishers Weekly, July 5, 2019
“Monique Truong’s New Novel Shows the Unreliability of History” by Gabrielle Bellot
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TRANSIT magazine, October 2018
“Outsiders in New York” by Riyo Niimoto
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ASAP/J, July 6, 2017
“The Authority of Fiction: An Interview with Monique Truong” by Audrey Farley
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Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, Winter 2016
“Food and Imagination: An Interview with Monique Truong” by Daniela Fargione
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L’Indice dei Libri del Mese, December 1, 2016
“Il mio nuovo pane quotidiano, intervista a Monique Truong” with Daniela Fargione
» read (in Italian)

The ConversationDOC series, 2016
“Waves of Immigration”
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diaCRITICS, September 17, 2015
“Phng vn tác gi Monique Truong”
» read (Vietnamese translation)

The Asahi Shimbun Asia & Japan Watch, August 12, 2015
“U.S. novelist chases secret life of acclaimed Japanophile Lafcadio Hearn”
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The Mainichi Shimbun, June 15, 2015
“人模様:女性の視点で八雲を描く モニク・トゥルンさん”
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North Carolina Literary Review, number 24, 2015
“Both Souths that I’ve Known: An Interview with Monique Truong”
by Kirstin Squint, with Nahem Yousaf
» read “An Appetite for Language: Introducing Monique Truong” by Lisa Hinrichsen
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The PEN American Center, February 18, 2014
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Authors Guild Bulletin, Spring 2013
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Kartika Review, Spring 2013
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Fridae, November 14, 2012
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Los Angeles Review of Books with Mariam Lam, August 2012
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Seattlest, October 22, 2011
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The Nervous Breakdown, October 30, 2010
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Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt, October 28, 2010
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The Agony Column, October 10, 2010
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Poets & Writers, September/October 2010
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Lambda Literary Review, August 26, 2010
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Hedgebrook, 2010
“Five Questions”
» WATCH