‘Birds of Paradise Lost’ book readings in Boston
Book readings for “Birds of Paradise Lost: Vietnamese Migration, Identity and Literary Life” by author Andrew Lam will take place at three venues in Boston on March 5, 6 and 7. Lam is the Editor for New American Media.
Lam is the author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora, which won the 2006 PEN Open Book Award, and East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres. Lam is an editor and cofounder of New American Media, an association of over two thousand ethnic media outlets in America. He was a regular commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered for many years, and was the subject of a 2004 PBS documentary called My Journey Home. His essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, The LA Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Baltimore Sun, The Atlanta Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Mother Jones, and The Nation, among many others. His short stories have been widely taught and anthologized. Birds of Paradise Lost is his first story collection. He lives in San Francisco.
1. Harvard University
March 5, 4 pm
at Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse
2. Suffolk University
March 6, noon
20 Derne St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
3. University of Massachusetts – Boston
March 7, 2 p.m.
100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393
Thee Chancellor’s Conference Room, 3rd Floor Quinn Administration Building.