Wayson Choy’s first novel, The Jade Peony, spent 26 weeks on The Globe and Mail’s bestseller list and placed number six on its 1996 Year-End National Bestseller List for fiction. He shared the Trillium Award that year with Margaret Atwood and won the Vancouver Book Award. His bestselling memoir, Paper Shadows, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and won the Edna Stabler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. He was also recently appointed to the Order of Canada by former Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson. Wayson Choy lives in Toronto.
Festivals: 1998, 2006 (Year Round), 2009 (Year Round)