Empowering Vietnamese American Literature and Culture

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) uplifts and fosters diasporic Vietnamese and Southeast Asian literary voices. DVAN promotes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to empower artists in the diaspora and inspire understanding and dialogue within our community, and with others. We champion our complex and diverse stories for future generations. We are refugees, immigrants, survivors, and descendants, and our stories must be heard.

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Public Events

Readings, panel discussions, and festivals


Art & culture show hosted by Viet Thanh Nguyen


The Online Publication of DVAN


Books by DVAN



Latest from diaCRITICS, DVAN’s Online Magazine

On Complex Children’s Literature: A Conversation between Hà Dinh and Cathy...

I've always had this story in my heart. I left the refugee camp when I was five years old, and I just remember glimpses of things that happened at the camp that stayed with me. And one of those...

“To live with opacity, to live with uncertainty”: A Conversation with...

I have been trying to think about the ways in which the everyday engagements with these objects—and in many ways we think of them as feminized and thus degraded objects, right?—actually open us up into these kind of really...
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In the Diaspora: March 2024

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