Andrew X. Pham

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Andrew Xuan Pham (1967) is a writer in Oregon. Born in Saigon, he emigrated to California with his family in 1977.

His memoir, Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam (Picador, 2000), won the 1999 Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Award for nonfiction and a 2000 Whiting Writer's Award. He prepared for publication Last Night I Dreamed of Peace (2007), a translation of the surgeon Đặng Thùy Trâm's war diary, published in Vietnam as Nhật ký Đặng Thùy Trâm (2005). The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars (2008) tells the life of his father, Thong Van Pham, in his father's voice.

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Critical work on Andrew X. Pham

  • Breaking "laws of origin" : resistance, hurt, and containment in post-1994 Vietnamese American literature, by Isabelle Thuy Pelaud. (Doctoral dissertation, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2001. Discusses the work of Andrew X. Pham, as well as Lan Cao and Linh Dinh.