Quế Mai has authored hundreds of articles and essays.  


Read Your Way Through Hanoi, The New York Times

My Father Still Believed, Stranger's Guide, Special Issue about Việt Nam

Decades after the Việt Nam War, Healing is Much Needed for Amerasians and Their Families, USA Today

America, Please Don’t Forget the Victims of Agent Orange, New York Times  

Decolonising Literature in English about Việt Nam - English PEN 

My Displacement Has Shown Me Where My Home Is, Lit Hub

On the Cusp of a Modern New Year, Reflections on a Simpler Tết Past: Saigoneer Magazine

How I Overcome Writer's Block..., Poets & Writers

Climbing Many Mountains to Reach The Mountains Sing, Books by Women

Larry Heinemann: Born to belong to Việt Nam, Việt Nam News 

Vietnam: Poetry, Myth and a Utopian Vision: World Poetry Movement

The Door into Vietnamese Culture and History: Prairie Schooner

Books that pull me up, sustain me, and give me strength during the coronavirus pandemic, The Washington Independent Review of Books

Nude Photography Exhibition Breaks Boundaries, Việt Nam News

Quế Mai is passionate about film making. She is the producer of more than ten short films, with the most significant being the Decent Work Film Series for the International Labour Organisation (a UN agency). These films have been screened at many local and international conferences:





The Burning Wish to Return Home, Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper, 26 January 2022

I Wish to Return Home Next Year for Tết, Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper, 15 January 2021

Phở, the Love from the Mothers of Việt Nam, Tuổi Trẻ Weekend, 12 December 2020

Things about Books that Startled Me, Tuổi Trẻ Sunday, 12 December 2020

My Lessons as a Teacher, VnExpress, 20 November 2020

Celebrating Vietnam's Independence Day from Overseas, Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper, 2 September, 2020

Vietnamese Need to Tell Our Own Stories, Người đô thị Magazine, 9 August, 2020

The Test of Love, VnExpress Newspaper, April 9, 2020.

A New Beginning, VnExpress Newspaper, 25 January 2020. Read here

My own personal Nguyên Đán, Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper, 26 January 2020. Read here

Wandering inside a New Spring, VnExpress Newspaper, 18 January 2020. Read here

When Strangers Come to Your Home on Vietnamese New Year: Tiền Phong's New Year Special Edition, 6 January 2020. Download pdf tien-phong_2020_lq

Wishing for a True Tết in Our Homeland: Literature Newspaper's Special Edition, 5 January 2020. Download pdf literature_2020

The Teacher From Whom I First Learned English at 8th Grade: VnExpress Newspaper, 20 November 2019. Read here

How Books Opened the Pages of My Life: Văn Học và Tuổi trẻ (Literature and Youth Magazine), Issue 10, 2019. Download pdf here: chan-dung-van-hoc-1. 

39 People Found Dead - The Wake up Call about Migrant Smuggling: Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper, 28 October 2019. Read here.

The Man Who Chose the Pen Over the Rifle: Tiền Phong Sunday Newspaper, 20 October 2019. Read here

Du Tử Lê - The Beloved Poet of Việt Nam: VnExpress Newspaper, 19 October 2019. Read here

Việt Nam needs better waste management systems and pro-active attitudes: Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper, 1 September 2019. Read here.

Employment generation critical for the sustainable development of Việt Nam: Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper, 14 July 2019. Read here

Corruption in the education section of Việt Nam needs to be dealt with, Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper, 29 May 2019. Read here.

The wounds we inflict on our children, Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper, 18 May, 2019. Read here.

The American veteran who became the ambassador for Vietnamese fish sauce: Tiền Phong Newspaper, 17 March 2019. Read here.

Are Vietnamese people aggressive? Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper, 14 April 2019. Read here

Women and children need better protection from sexual harassment, Tuổi Trẻ Newspaper, 23 March 2019. Read here.

A conversation with Kim Thúy on being short-listed for alternative Novel Prize in Literature, Người Đô Thị's Special New Year Edition, 22 February 2019. Read here.

Young Buds, a short story: Tuổi Trẻ's Special New Year Edition, 8 February 2019. Read here.


Nostalgia for the Vietnamese New Year of the Past: Vietnam Heritage Magazine, Jan-Feb 2013. Read here.

Poetry, Myth and a Utopian Vision: Vietnam Heritage Magazine, Jan-Feb 2013. Read here.

"The Lonely Langur" to save Cat Ba Langur from dying: Việt Nam News, 28 January 2013. Read here.

Larry Heinemann's Story: a War of Words: Việt Nam News, 2 September 2012. Read here

Culture, traditions inspire Canadian writer: Việt Nam News, 23 October 2012. Read here.

Vietnamese music wows foreign audiences: Việt Nam News, 23 April, 2012. Read here.