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.

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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

Book Review: The Manicurist’s Daughter

The body is a major theme in Lieu’s stories. The body that exists pluralistically, that takes up multiple cultural spaces, the body as a refugee, and as a body that exists in a culture that promotes ridiculous beauty standards.

Pay It Forward

While Mai’s English is not much better than her mother’s, being the eldest, she is expected to be Thiên’s translator and problem-solver during most days.
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