Denise Chong was born in Vancouver. She is the author of the family memoir The Concubine's Children, a National Bestseller which won several Canadian book awards, and was short-listed for the Governor-General's Literary Award. She recently edited the Penguin Anthology of Stories by Canadian Women, and is at work on the biography of Kim Phuc, the so-called "napalm girl" of the Vietnam war, made famous by a news photograph. Denise, an economist and writer, lives in Ottawa with her husband and two children.

Festivals: 1997

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