Viet Thanh Nguyen Visits South Korea and holds a Press Conference to honor the Publication of his novels, ‘The Sympathizer’ and ‘The Committed’
Heeyong Kim translates the summary of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Committed, sequel to The Sympathizer, which won the 2016 Pultizer Prize. Reporter, Kim Jong-mok, writes about the images surrounding the novel and its meanings and relations to Vietnamese history worldwide.
The sequel to The Sympathizer is here in March 2021! Our nameless antihero is no longer a spy as he stumbles into Paris and a life of drugs, crime, gangs, and politics. Both literary thriller and brilliant novel of ideas, The Committed is a blistering portrayal of commitment and betrayal.
Elizabeth Strout, Jennifer Egan, and other best-selling authors are revisiting beloved characters from their prize-winning novels for Vanity Fair. After Andrew Sean Greer won the Pulitzer Prize for Less in 2018, his agent issued a single warning. “Literally, she said, ‘You can’t write a sequel to a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel,’ ” Greer recalls. This month, he launches Less Is Lost, the sequel to Less, about […]
The jury of the California Book Awards has selected this year’s Gold and Silver Medal winners for its 2022 awards. One of the oldest and most distinguished literary award programs in the nation will be holding a virtual Awards ceremony on June 6, at 6 p.m for the Common Wealth Club. SILVER MEDALS FICTIONThe Committed, Viet Thanh […]
“…Cynical as he is of the world that he encounters, he’s also pretty cynical and critical of himself. And that manifests itself in that sense of humor that you’re talking about not a light-hearted sense of humor, but a very cynical and dark sense of humor, a sense of the absurd.” Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Pulitzer […]
Literary Hub features Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Committed in their Ultimate Best Books of 2021 List.
Viet Thanh Nguyen joins author and lawyer Philippe Sands QC virtually at the Edinburgh Book Festival to discuss the real-life events that contributed to Nguyen’s novel, and the ways fiction can challenge perceived real-world truths. In 1975, at the age of four, Viet Thanh Nguyen fled from Vietnam with his family. Like so many others, these refugees from their […]