The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.
"Lam Pham creates Grim. Grim is amazing. Each morning Grim eats disgusting food. A mother figure tells him to take care of himself. People think he is really weird. He is. I hope I can read more about Grim's love of life, love of the weird. Life is weird."
"Pham's prose is a glass of water shivering from outside thunder. The policemen who knock on [his] narrator's door bring life and death like rain."
"The titles of the pieces also stand out, with one of my favorites being “Avoidance Behaviour” by Lam Pham. It’s a very strong, emotionally charged, but understated, fiction piece about a woman who hears a man tapping at her fire escape."
- "Lovesaw" / Hunger Mountain (finalist and special mention for 2013 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize)
- "German for Beginners" / apt (issue #2) PRINT
- "Credos" / Storyglossia
- "Water Witching" / Storyglossia
- "Avoidance Behaviour" / Fractured West (issue #3) PRINT
- "Bird Boys" / Monkeybicycle
- "Cormorants" / The Good Men Project Magazine
- "Glasgow 4" / Foundling Review (May 2011 issue 2)
Lam Pham is a native Texan and received his BA in English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Wyoming. He is a Pushcart Prize nominated author and his fiction has appeared in various publications.