Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

The Committed, A novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen front cover

The Committed, Publication Day: Bay Area Book Festival

Viet Thanh Nguyen burst onto the literary scene with The Sympathizer, an “intelligent, relentlessly paced and savagely funny” (Wall Street Journal) debut novel that won 2016’s Pulitzer Prize in fiction. The world has been waiting ever since for the next chapter in the life of Nguyen’s unforgettable antihero, a half-French, half-Vietnamese double agent in the Vietnam War. The wait is over: Nguyen is back with The Committed. We catch up with our narrator in Paris, where he falls in with left-wing intelligentsia while still reeling from his torturous post-war “reeducation.” Nguyen has truly outdone himself; Booker Prize winner Marlon James calls The Committed “a sequel that goes toe to toe with the original then surpasses it. A masterwork.”

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Mar 02 2021
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm




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Bay Area Book Festival