The Spring Book Club with Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Join us for our Spring Book Club event, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in an exclusive Canadian event for his novel, The Committed, sequel to The Sympathizer, also winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and International Dublin Literary Award. Be one of the first to read this highly-anticipated new work, then tune in May 16 for a live event moderated by 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Ian Williams, including an intimate audience Q&A with the author himself.
Ticket buyers to our Spring Book Club will receive a hardcover of The Committed as part of their purchase. Signed bookplates are also available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Communist spies, drug rings, betrayal and love fill the underbelly of Paris in the knockout sequel to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer. A Vietnamese American interdisciplinary professor, Nguyen has established himself as a peerless force in the literary world. Known for his deftly written and gracefully complex narratives, the author brings us back into the world of his nameless spy at the height of a turf war between rival gangs.
Publishers Weekly lauds The Committed as an “exhilarating roller-coaster ride filled with violence, hidden identity, and meditations on whether the colonized can ever be free.” It is a work which explores and illuminates the complexities of two worlds and whatever loyalties may exist between.
Nguyen proves a master at “balancing his hero’s existential despair with the lurid glow of a crime saga” (Kirkus Reviews) while delighting readers with a one-of-a-kind intellectual crime story embroiled in the lasting, terrible legacy of the Vietnam War.
Presented in partnership with SFU Continuing Studies.