A historian, writer, academic, cultural expert and activist, when it comes to English language interpretations of Vietnam and the war era, Lady Borton is a colossus. Katie Jacobs catches up with the author of After Sorrow at her home in Hanoi. Photo by Julie Vola

The woman behind Saigon Chamber Music, Tran Nguyet Sa is trying to create an environment that allows young Vietnamese classical musicians the opportunity to thrive. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

As the founders and driving forces behind Hanoi art space Manzi, Tram Vu and Bill Nguyen are helping to define Vietnamese art for a new generation. Words by Katie Jacobs. Photo by Nick Ross

Joining a long list of famous names, in September Vietnamese-born Hieu Van Le will become the first Asian to take up the role of Governor of South Australia. Jon Aspin speaks to the man who is about to become a representative of Queen Elisabeth II

From product and furniture designer to one of the people behind The Bike Shop in Saigon’s District 2, James Wolf’s career has been as flexible as the material he uses — bamboo. Words by Nick Ross. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

In conversation with Ed Weinberg, Vietnam’s most acclaimed young architect talks flooded metros, multinational architecture and the century of bamboo. Photos by Francis Xavier

One of the first fashion designers to emerge out of the new era of Vietnamese fashion, despite national acclaim, Ha Truong remains close to her roots. Words by Hoa Le. Photos by David Harris

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