Author Q and A with Tatjana Soli
Author Q&A / January 12, 2011

Tatjana Soli (Website) wrote the wonderful “Lotus Eaters” (Review | Buy) – the story of a combat female photographer during the Vietnam War.  Ms. Soli was kind enough to answer a few question about Vietnam, female combat photographers and social media among others. All pictures in this post were provided by Ms. Soli including some from her amazing trip to Vietnam. Q. Have you ever been to Vietnam? If so how was the experience? A. I just recently went, and it was a wonderfully exciting trip on so many levels. First, I had read, researched, and imagined the place for so long that it had a deep resonance. When our guide recited history, I was able to add things that he was surprised I knew. Such as that the Communists crashed through the gates of the Presidential Palace (Independence Palace) even though the side gate was wide open. A photo op. But when I asked him questions about current Vietnamese society, about how people feel about marriage, jobs, children, there were so many things I learned. It was just the best experience. There were moments in Saigon and further south in Can Tho that recalled parts of the book for…

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