Harlan Margaret  Van Cao

Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Harlan Margaret Van Cao grew up in Virginia in the Williamsburg and DC area. She wants to be a film writer/actress. She attends UCLA and studies philosophy and psychology. She became published by Penguin during the ages of fifteen to seventeen and is currently promoting her memoir, working on a second book, and working as an executive assistant for Maya Soetoro-Ng, a peace educator at the Obama Foundation. Her passions include animal rights, fashion design, and film.

Lan  Cao

Lan Cao

Lan was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1961, the same year that President Ngo Dinh Diem was elected President of the Republic of Vietnam. The years that followed were turbulent, marred by internal struggles among armed and warring religious sects as the country tried to consolidate power in a central government. North and South Vietnam were also at war, a prolonged and bloody struggle that devastated all Vietnamese in both parts of Vietnam.