ANDREW X. PHAM
View of Elephant Mountains from My Desk on the Mekong
A trip so necessary and so noble makes others seem like jaunts or stunts.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
[A] work of radiance. In some ways, it resembles that supreme recollection of a world lost to history’s depredations, Speak, Memory, in which Vladimir Nabokov summoned up his pre-revolutionary Russian boyhood.... [A]s with Tolstoy’s war and peace, darkness, intrinsically formless, gets shape and vividness from the light playing through it.... brilliantly chilling...
RICHARD EDER, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Last Night I Dreamed of Peace is a book to be read by all and included in any course on the literature of war.
BICH MINH NGUYEN,
Wine Taster, Lord of the Desk and the Writer's Block, Keyboard Slayer and Protector of the Realm
Andrew is an independent journalist and author. At various periods of his life, he has worked as an aircraft engineer, researcher, technical writer, startup founder, farmer, food critic, pizza chef, bungalow builder, small business owner, a literary panelist, teacher, and an MFA faculty. He is a Whiting Writer and a Guggenheim Fellow. He is the winner of the Kiriyama Prize and a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.
His books have been on eight "Top Ten Books of the Year" lists. He is an active cyclist, delta nanolight pilot, paraglider pilot, tennis player, and skier. An avid cook, amateur brewer and winemaker, he is a fan of alcoholic beverages and almost every type of cuisine. He divides his time between California, Hawaii, and Southeast Asia. He enjoys hiking and traveling. He is stabilized by a loving wife, two rambunctious dogs, and two fat lazy cats.