Jen Sookfong Lee is the author of eight books in various genres for both kids and adults. Her debut novel, The End of East, about a Chinese family in Vancouver’s Chinatown, had the Vancouver Sun praising its “rich imagery and well-wrought characters.” The Better Mother, Lee’s second book, was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award while The Conjoined was nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. The Shadow List, her debut collection of “compulsively readable” poems are meditations on relationships, desire, and the beauty and anxiety of everyday life, with the Vancouver Sun calling them “vividly, gorgeously, alive.” Lee recently co-edited Good Mom on Paper, with Stacey May Fowles, a collection of essays about motherhood written by some of Canada’s best writers. Lee is also participating in our poetry event (Event 12) on Saturday at 2:30 pm.
This event sponsored by: Jane Darling