André Dao


André Dao is a writer of fiction and non-fiction based in Melbourne. He was the 2014 AsiaLink Arts Resident in Hanoi, and is currently working on a novel based on the lives of his grandparents, who survived more than half a century of war and persecution in Vietnam.


Who owns the future?

EssayTHE FUTURE IS always arriving, in one form or another. There is no no future. It’s an absurdly simple point, like saying that one plus one equals two. But despite its apparent simplicity, it bears remembering because its corollary...

All for the people, without the people

Essay‘WHEN YOU DON’T like whoever is in charge, you can vote them out. Right?’ It’s two in the morning, and I’m standing in the middle of the street outside my hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. The speaker is...

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