His Debut Novel Won the Pulitzer. Now It Has an Action-Packed Sequel.

In “The Committed,” a follow-up to “The Sympathizer,” Viet Thanh Nguyen’s nameless spy navigates a Paris underworld rife with drug deals, violence and colonialism’s ghosts.

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16 New Books to Watch For in March

Long-awaited novels from Kazuo Ishiguro, Imbolo Mbue and Viet Thanh Nguyen, a publishing-house caper, Stephen King’s latest and more.

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Book Review: ‘The Committed,’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen

This sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Sympathizer” finds its unnamed narrator in France, considering the relationship between that country and Vietnam.

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He Writes Unreliable Narrators Because He Is One, Too

Viet Thanh Nguyen won the Pulitzer for his debut, “The Sympathizer,” recognition that was great for his career and bad for his writing. Now he’s back with its subversive sequel, “The Committed.”

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Vietnamese Lives, American Imperialist Views, Even in ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Black soldiers finally get their own story, but in one important respect, the film is no different from other Hollywood dramas that came before.

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