Sheila Ngọc Phạm

Sheila Ngọc Phạm

Sheila Ngọc Phạm is a writer, editor, and radio producer. Her writing regularly appears in literary and mainstream publications, including Guardian Australia, Sydney Review of Books, and Griffith Review. She was a finalist for the 2021 Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism. Sheila has held editorial roles at the ABC and most recently co-produced Tongue Tied and Fluent, a five-part series on ABC Radio National exploring multilingualism in Australia. She lives on Dharug land with her husband and two children.

Sheila Ngọc Phạm reviews 'Build Your House Around My Body' by Violet Kupersmith

November 2021, no. 437 25 October 2021
Sheila Ngọc Phạm reviews 'Build Your House Around My Body' by Violet Kupersmith
Build Your House Around My Body, Violet Kupersmith’s début novel, is an expansive Vietnamese saga that stretches over seven decades. Ambitious in scope, it takes in the French colonial period around Da Lat in the 1940s right through to hedonistic modern-day Saigon. The large cast is drawn together through circumstance as well as irresistible supernatural forces – Vietnamese and foreigners, sp ... (read more)