Image - detail from cover of The Committed
Past Event

Reading Californians Book Discussion: The Committed

Acclaimed author Viet Thanh Nguyen will discuss and take questions about his long-awaited sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sympathizer, the 2022 California Book Awards' silver medalist The Committed. We pick up the story of Nguyen's protagonist (or anti-hero?) first in Paris then on to California, where he gets embroiled in the Vietnamese community's underworld. This fast-paced novel is a must read, as Nguyen's writing is full of irony, sardonic humor and word play.

Join us in-person or online to hear directly from the author (who will join us via Zoom) and to share your thoughts and questions on the book and the issues it raises.

MLF Organizer
Kalena Gregory

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April 4, 2023

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Board Room
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States


Viet Thanh Nguyen

Author, The Committed

Kalena Gregory

Chair, Reading Californians Member-led Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator