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The Committed

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

One of America’s most highly regarded contemporary writers returns with an exhilarating sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning spy thriller…

Monday, April 12th, 2021, 6:30 PM PST

The Committed

Viet Thanh Nguyen

In conversation with Laila Lalami

In a highly anticipated sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen returns with an exhilarating spy thriller that takes on the global aftermath of the Vietnam War. The Committed follows the Sympathizer, the conflicted double agent, as he seeks refuge in Paris in the 1980s. Both charmed and disturbed by the gritty Paris underworld, the Sympathizer struggles to assimilate into a dominant culture. Nguyen, who was born in Vietnam and raised in America, has long been devoted to exploring Vietnamese American history in his acclaimed work. He is the author of the short story collection The Refugees, the nonfiction book Nothing Ever Dies, and is the editor of an anthology of refugee writing, The Displaced. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations, Nguyen is a professor of English, American studies, and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. The Library Foundation welcomes Nguyen for a discussion of his fierce, funny, and visionary new novel.


About the Library Foundation of Los Angeles

The Library Foundation of Los Angeles provides critical support to the Los Angeles Public Library resulting in free programs, resources, and services available to the millions of adults, children, and youth in Los Angeles. Through fundraising, advocacy, and innovative programs, the Library Foundation strengthens the Los Angeles Public Library and promotes greater awareness of its valuable resources.

Where is the Zoom link?

We will send a reservation reminder before the event with the Zoom link. Please note: the Library Foundation of Los Angeles makes every effort to ensure high quality digital programming, but is not responsible for technical difficulties caused by Zoom or from program participants.

What is your refund policy?

All books are non-refundable. Thank you for supporting the Los Angeles Public Library.

When will books be shipped?

Copies of “The Committed” will be shipped from The Library Store AFTER the event. Please be patient as we process your order as safely as possible.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the Public Programs office at or by calling 213.292.6254.


April 12
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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