Author/Editor: Hoa Pham

Hoa Pham

Hoa Pham is a psychologist, author and playwright. She has written seven previous books. Her novella Wave has been optioned as a film, and rights for a translation have been sold to Vietnam. Hoa won the Best Young Writer Award from the Sydney Morning Herald for her novel Vixen and The Other Shore won the Viva La Novella Prize. Her play Silence was on the VCE drama list in 2010. Hoa is also the founder of Peril magazine, an Asian-Australian online arts and culture magazine.

Hoa has received funding support from the Australia Council of the Arts and has been on an Asialink residency in Vietnam, and fellowships at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and the Goethe Institute Berlin. She has a doctorate in creative arts and also holds master degrees in both creative writing and psychology. She lives in Melbourne.

Other books by Hoa Pham

Wave (Spinifex Press 2015)

The Other Shore (Seizure Sydney July 2014)

Silence (Currency Press Sydney 2010)

Vixen (Hodder Headline 2000 Sydney)

Quicksilver (Pearson Australia 1999)

No one like me (Pearson Australia 1998)

49 Ghosts (Pearson Australia 1998)

Vixen was awarded the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Writer award in 2000

It was also shortlisted for the Best Fantasy Novel from the Aurealis awards

The Other Shore won the Vive la Novella prize in 2014.



02 Aug 2017 Book Launch of Lady of the Realm at Readings Bookshop, Carlton

Lady of the Realm will be launched by Alice Pung, award-winning writer, journalist and essayist.


One day there will be peace in Vietnam. But not before m... more

18 Jul 2015 Wave at New Voices Festival 2015
Australian-born and of Vietnamese descent, author, psychologist and playwright, Hoa Pham, launches her novella, Wave, at New Voices. Set in Melbourne this ... more

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