Written By

This month’s issue of Oi Vietnam represents the first time the magazine has examined the literary sphere. Foreigners living in Vietnam are often mystified by local writing culture – there are almost no well-known Vietnamese writers who have found fame overseas. One of our writing bureau’s intentions is to bring more literature across the language … More Written By

The Art of Biography

When my father passed away in 2010, he was about halfway through writing a memoir. I found the fragments on his old, failing PC hard drive, which miraculously survived just long enough for me to copy the files before it too blinked out of existence. Ironically, the documents concerned his attempts to deal with the … More The Art of Biography

Beyond the Grave

If you’ve ever thought about the future, you may wonder what things will be like after you’ve gone and whether or not you’ll be remembered. Perhaps you’ve led an ordinary life, or perhaps you’ve achieved extraordinary things—but regardless of how you’ve lived, one thing’s for certain: almost everything you’ve lived for will one day be … More Beyond the Grave