Out of their fathers’ shadows: In Vietnam with Flynn and Steinbeck

12 Jan

Former Vietnam War journalist Carl Robinson, a close friend of Sean Flynn, writes his recollections of time spent with both Sean and John Steinbeck’s son, also a journalist, in Vietnam.
‘The Bite of the Lotus: an intimate memoir of the Vietnam War’ by Carl Robinson. Published by Wilkinson Publishing. An American, Carl Robinson settled in Australia in 1978 with his Vietnamese wife Kim-Dung. An extract was published in The Australian Financial Review … makes for a great read … linked here:…

And an interview with Carl about the book from the ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Commission) with the inimitable Philip Adams:…

— Philip


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    January 12, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Wow, what a fascinating and extraordinarily informative interview!

    Cảm ơn bạn, Philip, Carl and Philip!!!

    • Philip

      January 18, 2021 at 1:50 pm

      Yeap, great interview … Philip Adam’s is an institution here in Australia, a former Ad man and film producer in the 70s, and a champion of the Left Wing ;-)
      … his radio programme Late Night Live on the ABC (national broadcaster) has been going for more than 30 years ……