A Question of Me

A morning with Andrew Lam: accomplished author, regular commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and co-founder of New America Media “WHO AM I?” Is a question celebrated author and journalist Andrew Lam is, arguably, obsessed with. From his earliest published work Perfume Dreams through to his latest novel, Birds of Paradise Lost, the question of identity is pervasive. In the wider sense Lam is interested … Read more

Page Turner – reading for pleasure, a door to our future

Young people who enjoy reading are five times as likely to read above the expected level compared with young people who do not enjoy reading at all. I found this particularly interesting because there are increasing stories in the media reporting there is a decline in reading frequency. As teachers, there is a growing concern that children are not reading enough, and parents … Read more

The Expatriate Experience

An American author captures the highs and lows of foreigners’ lives in Vietnam Lotusland is defined as a place that induces idle pleasure and luxury; it’s also the title of author David Joiner’s debut book, which weaves together tales of the expat experience in Vietnam. But rather than a blushing elegy on the joys of … Read more