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Andrew Lam

Award-winning author Andrew Lam is the web editor of New America Media, and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. He was a contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered for eight years. His collection of essays, Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora, about the problem of identity as a Vietnamese living in the U.S., received the PEN Open Book Award. His second book, East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres, a meditation on how Asian immigration changed the West, was named Top Ten Indies by Shelf Unbound Magazine. Birds of Paradise Lost, a collection of short fiction about Vietnamese newcomers struggling to remake themselves in the San Francisco Bay, was a finalist for the California Book Award and won the Josephine Miles award for fiction. Lam is working on a novel, and a collection of short fiction exploring sex and love in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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