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Give Me The Gun - A Reflection on Exile and the Boston Marathon Bombings

Boom, Essay, Andrew Lam Apr 14, 2014

I am now seven years older than my father was when he came to California at the end of the Vietnam War. I have been an American writer and journalist for over two decades. I am here to tell you that the war, though it ended so long ago, doesn’t end—and for children from war-torn countries, the Old World, its memories and turmoil, sometimes calls out for our blood.

Foreword: Vietnam 40 Years Later

New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam Apr 07, 2014

As the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches, photographer Robert Dodge offers us a compelling new view of Vietnam, in his new book of photography: Vietnam 40 Years Later. Below is the foreword that Andrew Lam, a former refugee, wrote for that book.

The Palmist: A Short Story from Birds of Paradise Lost

Redhen Press, Short Story, Andrew Lam Apr 02, 2014

The Palmist is a short story collected in Andrew Lam's latest book, Birds of Paradise Lost. It was published in March of 2013 and won a Pen/Josephine Miles Literary Award and is currently a finalist for First Fiction of the California Book Award 2014. It was read on Selected Shorts by Tony-winner James Naughton, and by the author himself on American Public Media, Thestory.org

Lost (And Found) In Translation: Three Authors Find Their Place Through Literature

KGOU, Interview, SUZETTE GRILLOT Mar 06, 2014

Growing up, author Andrew Lam struggled to make sense of his Vietnamese identity at home and his American identity at school.

Thailand Has Reached Political Fork In the Road

New America Media, News analysis, Andrew Lam Feb 16, 2014

BANGKOK -- At a recent rally here denouncing the caretaker government of Yingluck Shinawatra and her Pheu Thai party, Nga Nguyen, a Vietnamese tourist, looked down from the overpass of the Asok train station at thousands of protesters and shook her head. "Vietnam has no democracy, and Thailand is throwing it away," she said. "It makes you wonder if it's a real democracy at all."

The ‘Bamboo Ceiling’: Hollywood Shuns Asians, While New Media Embraces Them

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam Jan 26, 2014

In a recent New Yorker cartoon, a dog is shown lounging by a pool and saying to a pup: “Youtube’s one thing, but cats will never make it on the big screen.” A funny commentary, surely, but in America that statement could just as easily be applied to ethnic minorities, especially Asian Americans.

For New Generation of American Expats, East Asia Beckons

New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam Jan 07, 2014

After losing a lucrative job in 2001 in San Francisco, Ted decided, instead of moving home, to live in Hong Kong, where he fell in love.

Remembrances: A Child's Christmas in Dalat, Vietnam

New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam Dec 15, 2013

Wild orchids and colored, painted pine cones -- these things I remember of Christmas in Vietnam.

Moon Goddess and Jade Rabbit: How Science and Spirituality Commingle

New America Media, Andrew Lam Dec 09, 2013

Science, after all, dethrones all the old, known gods. The Hubble telescope and then later on the Kepler telescope -- our amazing eyes in the sky -- have found at least 150 billion galaxies, many of them still being formed

Even the Dead Travel in the Age of Globalization

New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam Oct 27, 2013

"'Til death do us part," that age-old marriage vow, has always sounded a little, well, non-committal to Confucian ears. In Vietnam, for instance, where I come from, death is not the end of relationships, it only deepens them.

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