Race in America: History & Memory with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks with Robin Givhan about The Committed, as well as how history and memory has constructed the rising attacks against Asian Americans for The Washington Post.

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, “The Sympathizer,” about a communist double agent after the Vietnam War, won a Pulitzer Prize among many other accolades. On Monday, March 15 at 2:00pm ET, Washington Post senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan spoke with Nguyen about his new book, “The Committed,” how history and memory have shaped his life and writing, and how he sees the rising attacks against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

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