Andrew Lam

Spring 2015

The Lurie Distingushed Visiting Author

Andrew Lam is the author of a collection of short stories, Birds of Paradise Lost, about Vietnamese-American newcomers struggling to remake their lives in San Francisco, and two works of nonfiction – Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora, winner of the 2006 PEN Open Book Award; and East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, and many other journals. The son of a Vietnamese general, he immigrated from Vietnam in 1975. Andrew Lam is the 2015 Lurie Distinguished Visiting Author at SJSU.

April 2, 7pm – Reading and Book Signing, MLK 225/229

All events are open to the public and wheelchair accessible.