Empowering Vietnamese American Literature and Culture

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) uplifts and fosters diasporic Vietnamese 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.

Our Programs

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

Book Review: Room/Ystafell/Phòng

Room/Ystafell/Phòng is critically invested in verbalising, documenting, picturing the embodied experience of living in that queerness.

Book Review: Happy Stories, Mostly

Parasibu boldly takes different approaches to storytelling, from metafictional to slice-of-life, from realist to surrealist.
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In the Diaspora: June 2024

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