Literature

On June 9, 2018, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN), in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and San Jose Museum of Art, hosted a ten-writer, three-panel discussions event, Creative Minds: Vietnamese Writers of the Diaspora. The event took place at the San Jose Museum of Art, to a sold-out audience.
In this diaCRITICS interview Dao Strom speaks with Minh Bui Jones, editor of the Mekong Review, a quarterly print magazine that features reviews, cultural essays, and literature from and of Southeast Asia. In an increasingly digitized and digitizing era, Mekong Review is a unique and driven enterprise, citing a commitment...
Contributing writer Jade Hidle reflects on the role of reading in her own childhood, and speaks to Bao Phi and Thi Bui about their Caldecott Honor illustrated children's book, A Different Pond.  When I was a young reader, books served a specific function in the relationship between my single mother...
Reviewed by Christoph Giebel. Andreas Margara’s book on the ways in which the Second Indochina War, or the American war in Việt Nam, is remembered in contemporary, reform/Đổi Mới-era Việt Nam leaves me of two minds.
This is a conversation interview conducted by Dao Strom, new editor of diaCRITICS, with Viet Thanh Nguyen, author, founder and publisher of diaCRITICS.
diaCRITIC Zora Mai Quỳnh reviews Nguyễn Công Luận’s memoir, "Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier". Each page of Major Nguyễn Công Luận’s memoir, which is forthcoming in Vietnamese in January of 2018, “Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars,” was penned with his desire, driven...