Andrew Lam

The Great Vietnam War Novel Was Not Written by an American

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen writes on the many Vietnamese-American works ignored by both the American and Vietnamese mainstream. This article was originally published by the New York Times. In 1967, Le Ly Hayslip, then known as Phung Thi Le Ly, was a teenager living and working in Da Nang. A peasant girl who had survived war and rape in …(read more)

Những tiếng nói mới trong văn chương người Mỹ gốc Việt: Trò chuyện cùng Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Lam, và Aimee Phan

Viet Thanh Nguyen là nhà văn người Mỹ gốc Việt đầu tiên đoạt giải Pulitzer cho cuốn tiểu thuyết đầu …(read more)

A Conversation with Authors Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Lam, and Aimee Phan

Viet Thanh Nguyen became the first Vietnamese American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for his debut novel, The Sympathizer, …(read more)

Andrew Lam’s April 30th Speech

diaCRITIC Andrew Lam gave this speech in 2014 at a high school where students raised funds to help flood victims …(read more)

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I Found Myself At UC Berkeley

The founder and co-director of an organization called the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN), Isabelle Thuy Pelaud is a professor and author …(read more)

Mother by Andrew Lam

   In our special featured post in honor of Mother’s Day, Andrew Lam shares with us an endearing short story remembering his mother. …(read more)

Big Mac Won’t Satisfy Vietnamese Desire for Human Rights

What’s past the golden arches of McDonald’s?  Journalist Andrew Lam looks past the call of Big Macs and Happy Meals …(read more)

A Review of Andrew Lam’s Birds of Paradise Lost

Some of you might be familiar with Andrew Lam’s previous work “Perfume Dreams: Reflections of the Vietnamese Diaspora” and “East …(read more)