Khanh Ha's Writings
I never knew where he came from, but he’d show up out of nowhere every morning. He’d walk down the road, one thumb hooked onto his belt, looking back nervously for the sight of a bus. Every morning he’d stand on the curbside at a bus stop, dressed in a corduroy jacket, the same trilby hat pulled down tight to shade his eyes, a brown lunch bag clutched in his hand...
On the day he learned that all his life savings were lost from the Madoff’s scam, a man walked into a park, sat down on a bench and blew his brains out. Crosstown in that moment a man jumped in front of an oncoming subway train and killed himself, just after he’d read a rejection email from his most coveted literary agent – his novel didn’t excite her enough to...
In this dark, violent, and poetic saga, with disjointed cinematic vignettes that make it often read like a screenplay, characters are not who they seem. While this makes for a thrilling finale, what lingers [. . .] is Ha’s descriptive prose.”
I studied Journalism at Ohio University and learned the craft of writing under Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon) and Walter Tevis (The Man Who Fell to Earth). WT died in the 80s but his novel, The Man Who Fell to Earth, remains one of my favorites. My...
Causes Khanh Ha Supports
- American Red Cross
- Purple Hearts
- Direct Relief International
- Asia Society
- Lupus Research Institute
Khanh’s Favorite Books
Favorite Books * 100 Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) * The Man Who Fell to Earth (Walter Tevis) * All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy...