This month we are reading The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars a memoir of his father's experiences in Vietnam by Andrew X Pham. (A few years back we read the author's personal memoir, Catfish and Mandala). The author has a nice, intimate website (andrewxpham.com) and since interviews are scarce, this is perhaps the way to learn something about him. You will find some biographical notes, Q&A, a photo gallery, a few posts on what inspires him and information about his books and current projects. And you thought it was hard to read his books without your stomach rumbling and wondering where you could get your hands on some fresh spring rolls? One of those projects is a culinary memoir he plans to self-publish later this year. Here is a teaser:
Andrew Pham discusses this proposed book at diacritics.org (love that blog name!) where he also offers a sample recipe for claypot fish.
You might also want to check out this video of Andrew Pham reading from Eaves of Heaven.