Viet Thanh Nguyen
Live Reading & Discussion
Wednesday, May 19
“One of our great chroniclers of displacement…All Nguyen’s fiction is pervaded by a shared intensity of vision, by stinging perceptions that drift like windblown ashes.”
— Joyce Carol Oates, New Yorker
Vietnamese-American novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen continues to receive praise and attention for his witty, arresting, and masterful storytelling. His interviews are thoughtful and entertaining and you are invited to join him virtually, live from his home, as he discusses The Committed, the much-anticipated sequel to his Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Sympathizer. This newest novel is fierce in tone, capacious, witty, sharp, and deeply researched. The Committed marks not just a sequel to a groundbreaking predecessor, but a sum total accumulation of a life devoted to Vietnamese American history and scholarship. It asks questions central to Vietnamese everywhere—and to our very species: How do we live in the wake of seismic loss and betrayal?
Format: Live conversation; viewed virtually