Brooklyn Book Festival
Join two of today’s most celebrated writers, Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen and National Book Award finalist Lauren Groff, for a wide-ranging conversation about their craft. Nguyen’s latest novel, The Committed, follows “the man of two minds” as he takes refuge in 1980s Paris, only to find himself immersed in the city’s criminal underworld. In Groff’s Matrix, a young woman in early medieval Europe is sent to oversee an impoverished order of nuns, finding an unexpected sense of purpose in the sisterhood. Exploring eternal questions of power, morality, friendship, and faith, these surprising and often subversive works reveal writers at the peak of their talents. Moderated by Leigh Haber, books director for Oprah Daily and O Quarterly.