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André Dao André Dao i(A121755 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Vietnamese
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1 Who Owns the Future? : Techno-dreams and Progressive Cynicism André Dao , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Griffith Review , May no. 56 2017; (p. 68-77)
'The future is always arriving, in one form or another. There is no no future. It's an absurdly simple point, like saying that one plus one equals two. But despite its apparent simplicity, it bears remembering because its corollary has far-reaching consequences: that the future will come regardless of our capacity to imagine and articulate a vision for it. Which in turn leads to another obvious but easily missed point: that any failure of the imagination vis- -vis the future does not prevent the future arriving, but only leaves it susceptible to the visions of others. Or, to put it another way: the future belongs to those who dare to imagine it.' (Publication abstract)
1 y separately published work icon Greyhound True Stories Podcast S2 Ep2 : Greyhound André Dao , Sydney : SBS , 2016 16963223 2016 single work autobiography podcast 'In the hope of settling himself, Andre leaves the city behind and journeys to what he thinks is the empty heart of Australia. Except, as he discovers, it isn’t empty at all.' (Source: SBS True Stories website)
1 y separately published work icon Poetic Justice : Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality and Human Rights André Dao (editor), Roselina Press (editor), Melbourne : Right Now , 2014 8140569 2014 anthology poetry essay short story

'Surely human rights abuse is something experienced by people overseas, in far-away countries, but not in Australia, not anymore.

'Poetic Justice is a collection of essays, fiction, poetry and visual art about human rights issues in Australia—issues that haven’t gone away, or gone elsewhere. From asylum seekers to Indigenous land rights; from the surveillance state to police racism, this anthology chronicles contemporary Australian debates about social justice. Each of the works is an exercise in compassion as Poetic Justice seeks to recover the humanity too often lost in our discussions of human rights.

'Poetic Justice is also an anthology of work published by Right Now, a not-for-profit media organisation with a focus on human rights issues in Australia. Since 2005 we have covered human rights issues through accessible and engaging online, print and radio media.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Emerging Writer : An Insider's Guide to Growing Your Writing André Dao (editor), Melbourne : Emerging Writers' Festival , 2013 Z1935576 2013 anthology essay interview criticism

'Writing doesn’t just happen – it needs nurturing, stimulation and space to grow. The Emerging Writer is an insider’s guide to the craft, philosophy and politics of being a writer. Whether you’re facing your first blank page or negotiating a publishing contract, this book is full of indispensable advice for any emerging writer hoping to turn their seedling of an idea into a mighty tree.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 Boris André Dao , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , September no. 19 2013; (p. 70-71)
1 Out of Our Bodies André Dao , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Going Down Swinging , no. 33 2012; (p. 15-20)
1 Untitled André Dao , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 14 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Sydney's First Four Years : Being a Reprint of 'A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay' and 'A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson' Watkin Tench , 1961 selected work prose
1 The Dead Heart of Australia André Dao , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Voiceworks , Spring no. 90 2012; (p. 63-65)
'At the turn of the twentieth century, J. W. Gregory, a professor of geology at the University of Glasgow, travelled to the Lake Eyre region in South Australia. As the lowest point on the continent, it is the focal point of the Lake Eyre Basin - which covers one-sixth of Australia - and on the rare occasion that it fills, it is our largest lake. It's not hard to see why all roads led to Lake Eyre for the early European explorers. Indeed, Gregory titled the memoirs of his journey The Dead Heart of Australia, concluding that "there is nothing on earth more desolate than its stony plains and bare clay-pots". And despite our tropical rainforests and green mountain ranges, the Australian imagination has always been dominated by the desert, the outback.' 

 (Publication abstract)

1 The Best Part of the Day André Dao , 2008 single work short story
— Appears in: Harvest , Spring - Summer no. 2 2008; (p. 29-33)
1 Vuot Bien - The Search for Freedom : Huong Thi Nguyen's Story André Dao , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: No Place Like Home : Australian Stories by Young Writers Aged 8-21 Years 2005; (p. 57-62)