Monique Truong, Andrew Lam coming to Santa Ana

Two talented Vietnamese-American authors, each coming out with a new book, are coming to VAALA Center in Santa Ana for a book reading and signing event on Tuesday.

Top: Monique Truong; bottom: Andrew Lam

Monique Truong, the celebrated author of A Book of Salt (named by the New York Times to its list of “notable” books), is introducing her new novel Bitter in the Mouth, about a North Carolina Asian woman who discovers “the secret of her origins.”

Andrew Lam, an editor at New America Media, will discuss East Eats West, a book that’s part memoir, part observation on an Asian American’s experience assimilating into American culture. Lam, the son of a South Vietnamese vice admiral, previously published Perfume Dreams, a collection of essays.

After selected readings, a Q&A session with the authors will be moderated by UC Riverside Literature Professor Mariam Lam, and Ky-Phong Tran, a fiction writer who’s also an award-winning journalist.

The event is scheduled for 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tuesday September 21, at the VAALA Cultural Center, 1600 N. Broadway #101, Santa Ana, CA 92706.

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One Response to Monique Truong, Andrew Lam coming to Santa Ana

  1. jose s. says:

    will the communists in the viet community be protesting them?

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