February 5, 2013

The paperback is out by Picador!

An excerpt of the book is featured in The Good Men Project.

An interview with Matthew Salesses in A-List Magazine.

A lovely review in Bookpage for reading groups and book clubs.

An interview with the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network.

An interview with Sunny Woan in the Kartika Review.

May 18, 2012

Notes around the web:

Reviews from Hyphen Magazine and The New Yorker (subscription needed for NY access)

A lovely shout-out from dear friend Nick Arvin on CBS News

Cherry makes Tom Lutz’s (Los Angeles Review of Books) summer reading list.

April 7, 2012

A short guest essay on the family epic is up on

I talk about my writing inspiration for P&W’s feature Writers Recommend.

I take the Page 69 Test for Cherry.

I also cast Cherry’s main characters if it is ever made into a movie on My Book, The Movie.

March 25, 2012

Here are some assorted reviews from the web:

Shelf Awareness “Her novel marks a triumphant debut in contemporary Asian American literature.”

BookTweeting “THE GREAT VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN NOVEL may be this tale of a family fragmented by secrets as much as by diaspora. Grade: A MINUS.”

In The Fray “The Truongs and the Vos escaped war-ravaged Vietnam, but years later, the wounds of unspoken trauma and regrets have not healed. In a story that spans three decades across three countries, Aimee Phan’s debut novel describes the secret history of two families and the shared pain that both unites and divides them.”

BookMagnet “Phan gives readers a story rich in history and shows us while families might be separated, familial ties remain strong.”

I was also featured in my hometown newspaper, The Orange County Register.

March 20, 2012

Rosy Chu of KTVU’s Bay Area People interviewed me on her show, which aired this weekend. She was very sweet and smart: a great first TV interview experience! More details here.

My article on the foreclosure crisis is up on Guernica. It has been picked up by Longform and featured as a Top Five Longreads of the Week by

Angry Asian Man gave a shoutout to Cherry on his blog.

I was featured on Book Brahmin in this week’s Shelf Awareness, where I give love to Margaret Atwood’s Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut.

March 13, 2012

Publication Day for The Reeducation of Cherry Truong! Buy your copy today!

March 12, 2012

“How Michael Jackson Helped Me Love Writing Again,”a blog post on Nova Ren Suma’s Authors’ Turning Points Series, is up at her site. Check it out for the book giveaway!

March 5, 2012
“The Disciples of Memory,” a personal essay on my father and memory is up at The Rumpus.

February 14, 2012
The Reeducation of Cherry Truong is selected as Elle Magazine’s Book Pick of the Month!

February 6, 2012
Aimee’s short opinion editorial on the Arizona ethnic studies ban appeared in USA Today.

January 6, 2012
Aimee’s short opinion editorial on Army Private Danny Chen and Asian American bullying appeared in USA Today


Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 12:30pm
Evergreen Valley College Authors’ Series, 3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose, CA, 95135, Montgomery Hall SC-127

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 2pm
36th Annual Writers’ Week Conference, at UC Riverside, CHASS Interdisciplinary Building South, Screening Room 1128

Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8pm
Bernal Yoga Literary Series, 908 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, 94110

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8:30am-3:30pm
Women’s Literary Festival Santa Barbara


Monday, March 16, 2012, 7pm
Publication Party, DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

Monday, March 19, 2012, 7pm
Book Reading and Signing, Book Passage, Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard  Corte Madera, CA 94925

Monday, March 26, 2012, 7pm
Book Reading and Signing, Books Inc. in Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA  94102

Friday, April 27, 11am-4pm (Literary panel: 3-4pm)
California and Beyond: Vietnamese American Artists and Writers Symposium, Stanford University, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 St. Teresa St.

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7pm
Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network’s SF Vietnamese American Literary and Art Festival, Reading and Signing, African American Arts and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 2:30pm
Book Reading and Discussion, San Francisco Public Library, 1135 Powell Street, S.F., CA 94108

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 7pm
Kartika Review Presents Literasians Past, Present and Future with Lysley Tenorio, Andre Yang, Aimee Phan and Sandra Park, moderated by Kartika Review Editor-at-Large Christine Lee Zilka, SOMArts Building, 934 Brannan St., SF, CA, 94123

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7pm
Reading and Signing, Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, Oregon, 97219

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 7pm
Reading and Signing, Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98104, Level 4, Room 1, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 7pm
Why There Are Words Reading Literary Reading Series presents After All, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA

Monday, July 23, 2012, 7pm
Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop Reading Series, Bookcourt, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 7pm
Reading with Don Lee and Pauline Chen, Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 7pm
Reading with Pauls Toutonghi, Books, Inc. Palo Alto, CA

Saturday, October 6, 2pm
Litquake’s Off the Richter Scale Reading: Around the World, On the Page, Variety Preview Room Theatre, 582 Market St., First Floor, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7pm
Inside Storytime: Fugitives, The Space Between Gallery, 1 Columbus, San Francisco, CA