Thursday, 06 October 2016 07:42

Hidden Houses of Hanoi

Linda Mazur has just released her first book, Hidden Houses of Hanoi, chronicling the lives of historic Art Deco houses near Thien Quang Lake. Built in the 1930s by architects inspired by modern Bauhaus designs, they were the homes of many intellectuals, artists, and diplomats throughout the last century.

Published in Breaking
Monday, 26 September 2016 06:18

Books for the Summer

“The full heat of the ripening season was upon us like a millstone, crushing the juice out of everyone.

Published in Book Buff
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 09:52

Literature and Identity

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the acronym that makes your mouth feel full of marbles — lgbtqi (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender — queer/questioning, intersex) — disappeared; if rainbows took back their real meaning; the word gay once again meant bright and happy; pride referred to a group of lions or to deep pleasure and satisfaction; you stepped outdoors if coming out; people could marry whoever they wanted, and same-sex marriage no longer deflected media attention from important issues.

Published in Book Buff
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 12:50

The Dead Authors’ Society


There was once a celebrated Society for Dead Poets. In my opinion, many authors who have died in the past 12 months should also be celebrated. So here goes.

Published in Book Buff
Monday, 18 April 2011 04:13

Charity Book Bazaar at Coffee Serenade

Join Helping Hands Saigon at Coffee Serenade (84 Huynh Van Banh St., Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City) Apr. 23 and 24 for the monthly Book Day event.

Published in General
Monday, 04 May 2015 20:42

The Beer Guide To Vietnam

If you’ve ever met ex-Hanoi resident Jonathan Gharbi, then you’ll know he’s obsessed with beer and in particular Vietnam’s microbreweries.

Published in Hanoi

Hanoi-based Australian writer, Tim Napper, was honoured last month at the 31st Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards.

Published in Hanoi
Friday, 10 April 2015 19:32

Librairie Francaise Nam Phong

82 Truong Dinh, Q1, Tel: (08) 3914 7858

Nam Phong Bookstore was founded at the of end 2002 in Ho Chi Minh City as the first and only francophone bookshop in the whole of Vietnam. Only books written in French are for sale, covering for all ages and tastes. A catalogue is available at

Published in Bookshops
Monday, 30 March 2015 20:04


Vietnam-based, American writer David Joiner has published his debut novel, Lotusland, which is now available on Guernica. 

Published in Just In
Monday, 30 March 2015 19:13

Cast Away On a Desert Island

If you’ve been around long enough to remember our January 2014 issue, you might remember Curtis Norris.

Published in Just In
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