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Birds of Paradise Lost: Finalist for California Book Award 2014

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Andrew LamBirds of Paradise Lost, Red Hen Press
Anthony MarraA Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Andrew's Latest Blogs

Apr.23.2014 - 5:13 am
On Monday, seven runners from Boston University ran the Boston Marathon in honor of Lu Lingzi, the 23-year-old student who died a year earlier from the terrorist bombings that...
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Apr.14.2014 - 10:57 am
  Below is an excerpt from my recent essay, "Give Me The Gun," in the current issue ofBoom: A Journal of California. It is a mediation of life in exile, trauma, and inherited...
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Mar.18.2014 - 12:33 pm
  As the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches, photographerRobert Dodge offers us a compelling new view of Vietnam, my homeland, in his new book of...
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Mar.07.2014 - 9:20 am
  I do not know where the impulse to travel comes from but I have always had it bad, ever since I was four or five. A Vietnamese child living in the Mekong Delta, I remember...
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Comments from Andrew

Aug.13.2013 - 2:16 pm
In response to: Birds of Paradise Lost by Andrew Lam, Available on Kindle
The thirteen stories in Birds of Paradise Lost shimmer with humor and pathos as they chronicle the anguish...
Jan.09.2013 - 4:35 pm
In response to: Book Launch: Birds of Paradise Lost - at Booksmith in San Francisco - Feb 27th
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May.02.2012 - 2:15 pm
In response to: Setting the Record Straight on South Vietnam - A General Remembers
etting the Record Straight is translated by Nguyen Khoa Thai-Anh into Vietnamese.    Here's English...
Apr.05.2010 - 3:29 pm
In response to: Escaping a Cambodian Brothel: One Woman's Story
Those who want to help there's a terrific organization called Pacific Links http://pacificlinks.org/ and their work is...
Feb.20.2010 - 12:28 pm
In response to: Invisible Among the Dispossessed: Internally Displaced Persons
thanks. the situation in burma is worst than i thought. what's more, the US so weakened by its wars and its own human...

Published Reviews

Birds of Paradise Lose
Published by Southern Maryland College
Tonight we hear another voice couched by that war. Andrew Lam is the author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora, which won the 2006 PEN Open Book...