Andrew Lam & Angie Chau

Thursday Aug 09 2012   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Join local authors Angie Chau and Andrew Lam for a reading and discussion on Vietnamese American identity and literature and California.

The San Francisco Chronicle described Angie Chau’s Quiet As They Come as “a powerful mix of tragedy and kindness, of miscommunications and all-too-painful empathy, which bound together are a resonating homage to many an immigrant.” Released by IG Publishing in 2010, Quiet As They Come was and a Finalist in First Fiction for The  Commonwealth Club Book of the Year Award and a Finalist in Fiction for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award.

Andrew Lam is a writer and a co-founder of New America Media. Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora has won the Pen American “Beyond the Margins” Award in 2006, and was short-listed for “Asian American Literature Award.” East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres was published in October 2010 and listed as top ten indie books by Shelf Unbound magazine.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit californiahistoricalsociety.org.

Andrew LamAndrew Lam is an editor and cofounder of New America Media, an association of over two thousand ethnic media outlets in America. His essays have appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines across the country, and his short stories are anthologized widely. Followed by a film crew back to his homeland, Vietnam, he was featured in the documentary My Journey Home, which aired nationwide on PBS in 2004. His book Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora won a PEN American Beyond Margins award in 2006. Lam currently lives in San Francisco.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Lam