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Next Meeting: February 22, 2015
Wayson Choy speaks to the WCSC on his process and his life in a compelling and candid talk on Sunday, March 22. Following his talk, Wayson will lead a one-hour workshop.
Wayson Choy's first novel, The Jade Peony, spent six months on The Globe and Mail's national bestseller list, shared the Trillium Book Award for best book in 1995, and won the 1996 City of Vancouver Book Award. All That Matters, a companion novel to The Jade Peony, won the Trillium Book Award in 2004 and was shortlisted for the 2005 Giller Prize. In 1999, Choy's first memoir, Paper Shadows, was a finalist for the Governor General's Award, the Charles Taylor Prize, and the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize. He won the Edna Staebler Award for Non-fiction. Choy's most recent book is Not Yet: A Memoir of Living and Almost Dying.