Hi, I'm Quyen 👋

You probably knew that since you found me on the internet. You might be looking for my writing. I write people, pain, capital, and technology. I am Vietnamese in a manner of speaking and frequently Canadian.

My name is pronounced kween-g, and my pronouns are generally she/her.

I'm from Calgary, which has both snow and cowboys.

Currently living in Ho Chi Minh City.


This is a selection of my fiction — some have been credited under Kathy Pham.

Yellow — Winner of the 2020 Alberta Views Short Story Contest. Shortlisted for the 2019 Fair Australia Prize as "No Clue".
An after-school special on how to not be a model minority in a world that turns you into a metric or a myth.

All of Us — Ricepaper Magazine, reprinted in Dark Helix no. 3 and in fresh.ink magazine
Reckoning with intergenerational demons at your brother's wedding reception.

Certainly the people (t)here — Cagibi Literary Magazine
Impulsively visiting your mother's family in Vietnam after an adult-sized loss.

L'incendie — NōD Magazine Fall 2014 in print.
Falling in love with a caricature of a French woman to deal with your own sexuality.


You can write me at mail@kathypham.ca
I also take pictures.
Sometimes I tweet.