Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

10 Fiction Books To Look for in 2021

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s upcoming book, The Committed is featured in this list by Kirkus Review.

We all know a new year is just a random marker in time, but I can’t help feeling hopeful as we enter 2021. Perhaps we’ll all have a little more brain space to devote to reading fiction—and there are a lot of exciting books to look forward to.

The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove, March 2): The spy from Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize–winning The Sympathizer (2015) goes to Paris in 1981, pondering philosophy while working for a drug kingpin. Our starred review calls it “a quirky intellectual crime story that highlights the Vietnam War’s complex legacy.”


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