Que Mai is a freelance journalist who contributes featured articles for international and national publications. She is the author of hundreds of articles and essays in English and Vietnamese.  Below are links to some of her recent articles in English:


Articles commissioned by the Australian Unlimited, a magazine of the Australian Trade Commission (Canberra-based):

A Successful Model: For 28 years, the Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) program, recently renamed the Australia Award Scholarships, has been grooming generations of leaders and shaping the future of one of the fastest growing economies in Asia: Vietnam. Read more:

Turning the Tide on Climate Change: Since 2008, a tri-partite partnership between Australia, Germany and Vietnam has built capacities of key local organisations and communities in Kien Giang to combat against climate change. Its successes are being upscaled to benefit people across Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Region. Read more:


Articles commissioned by Vietnam Heritage Magazine (Ho Chi Minh city-based):

When the Going Got Tough, Tết Got Going:  Every year, as the pages from my block calendar peel off, bringing me towards another New Year, my mind is once again filled with nostalgia about an old Tết. The Tết in my memory begins with the days of my childhood in a small house nestled under a coconut grove on the outskirts of Bac Lieu Village in the Mekong Delta, Southern Vietnam. Those were the days of hardship, yet my parents worked hard so that Tết could bloom brilliantly for all of us. Read more:

Poetry, myth and a utopian vision: On a foggy morning in February 2012, winter had dropped a blanket of light rain and mist over a delegation of 80 international and over 100 local poets as we proceeded to Poem Mountain (núi Bài Thơ), Halong Bay. The road was muddy and uneven, and the wind threatened to blow us sideways. As we hung on to each other’s arms for support, we could not resist casting quick glimpses out to the bay, where hundreds of small mountains sprang up from the crystal, blue water. Read more:


Articles commissioned by Vietnam News, the national English newspaper of Vietnam (Hanoi-based):

Interview with Suzi Garner, whose book and exhibition "The Lonely Langur" aims to save Cat Ba Langur, a type of langur unique to Vietnam:

Interview with Larry Heinemann, winner of the 1987 US National Book Award for Fiction, regarding his novels about Vietnam:

Interview with Elizabeth McLean, winner of the UK's Impress Prize for New Writers 2011, regarding her novel Imagining Vietnam:

Feature article about Joanna Ampil, a leading musical theatre actress from the Philippines, who played Kim in "Miss Saigon" musical:

Interview with two-time Grammy Award-winning conductor and artistic director of Southwest Chamber Music, who enables Vietnamese music to wow foreign audiences: