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Finding My Voice, Seeing a Future

New America Media, Video, Andrew Lam, Jul 16, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Andrew Lam describes the struggles he faced and how they've led to new opportunities. Through the crises he encountered as a child refugee, Lam found the root of his emptiness, and now uses his words to help those who face the same problems he once conquered. Andrew is a writer and an editor with the Pacific News Service, a short story writer, and, for 8 years, a commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." He co-founded New America Media, an association of over 2000 ethnic media organizations in America.

Andrew Lam reads "The Palmist", from his book, Birds of Paradise Lost

New America Media, Reading from book, Birds of Paradise Lost, Andrew Lam , Sep 18, 2013

The thirteen stories in Birds of Paradise Lost shimmer with humor and pathos as they chronicle the anguish and joy and bravery of Americas newest Americans, the troubled lives of those who fled Vietnam and remade themselves in the San Francisco Bay Area. The pastmemories of war and its aftermath, of murder, arrest, re-education camps and new economic zones, of escape and shipwreck and atrocityis ever present in these wise and compassionate stories.

Post Tiananmen: China's Body Image Shifts From Cultural to Sexual Revolution

New America Media, Andrew Lam, Jun 03, 2013

There came a startling moment when everything shifted. A man carrying two plastic bags, one in each hand, stood directly in the path of a column of armored tanks, effectively preventing them from proceeding down the avenue toward Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

Andrew Lam: Language, Memory, Bliss

New America Media, Q&A, Karin Davidson, Apr 08, 2013

Immigration Stories: Andrew Lam's Birds of Paradise Lost

Huffington Post, Blog/Review, Nina Sankovitch, Mar 06, 2013

Andrew Lam's Birds of Paradise Lost captures the universal immigrant experience -- where versions of paradise are both lost and gained -- through the very particular experience of the refugees who fled Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

Interview with Andrew Lam on Forum KQED

KQED, Radio Interview, Andrew, Mar 03, 2013

Author Andrew Lam says he robbed his Vietnamese parents of their American Dream the day he told them he wanted to be a writer and not a doctor. But years later, Lam's writing still centers on his Vietnamese roots. Lam joins us to talk about his new book "Birds of Paradise Lost," which focuses on Vietnamese immigrants and their struggles to integrate in the Bay Area. Lam is editor of New America Media, the country's first and largest national collaboration and advocate of ethnic news organizations. Host: Michael Krasny - See more at: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201302271000#sthash.rAnnJS9I.dpuf

The Education of a Vietnamese American Writer by Andrew Lam and

Los Angeles Review of Books, Review/Excerpts, Andrew Lam, May 12, 2012

New phase in Vietnamese American lit: Bitter in the Mouth, East Eats West & Love Like Hate

Asian American Literature Review, Review, Isabelle Pelaud, Mar 24, 2012

Singing in the Family

New America Media, Reading from book, East Eats West, Andrew Lam, Dec 12, 2011

5th Annual Heyday Harvest - Readings by California Authors

New America Media, Announcement, Andrew Lam, Dec 02, 2011

5th Annual Heyday Harvest.. Reading by Heyday Authors

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