‘This is a really good camera. My grandson gave it to me, and I still don’t know how to work it quite yet. But I’m sure I can get some good photos of the monks. Where are they?’
Viet Thanh Nguyen aims to ‘to be able to write fiction like criticism and criticism like fiction.’
The legacy of Vietnam’s doi moi system in a country where farmers are the poorest.
I can’t say what makes us fall in love with Vietnamese food. It drugs you.
The latest in verse from around the Mekong Region.
Pacific: The Ocean of the Future – all empires inevitably fade, and the drawing down of French influence in Southeast Asia took place swiftly after WWII, with the US stepping in to take its place.
The Annamite Mountains are a wilderness – peoples, plants and animals found nowhere else.
Hanoi at the dawn of the new millennium – in love with the whole goddamned city and our humdrum lives.
Historian Niall Ferguson’s biography of Henry Kissinger was long in the making; the result is a study in grey.