Andrew Lam’s Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora (Heyday Books, 2005) and Quang X. Pham’s A Sense of Duty: My Father, My American Journey (Ballantine, 2005). Lam offers a journalistic eye on the Vietnam of today, mixed with memoirs and personal essays. Pham, a childhood refugee turned US Marine, bridges the past and the present, from the Vietnam War to the Gulf War, in a poignant account of his life struggles.
Andrew Lam is an award-winning syndicated writer, an editor with the Pacific News Service, and a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He co-founded New California Media, and his essays have appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines across the country, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Baltimore Sun, the Atlanta Journal, theChicago Tribune, Mother Jones, The Nation and Earth Island Journal.
Quang X. Pham served as a Marine helicopter pilot in the 1991 Gulf War and in Somalia. In addition to being founder and CEO of Lathian Systems, he is a public speaker and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows offering reflections on Vietnam.
7pm at the Workshop, booksigning, $5 suggested donation. Please RSVP at 212.494.0061.
Cosponsored by The Asia Society and NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute. This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from The New York City Dept of Cultural Affairs.