Wayson Choy

Wayson Choy


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in Vancouver, Canada
April 20, 1939

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Born in Vancouver in 1939, Wayson Choy has spent much of his life engaged in teaching and writing in Toronto. Since 1967, he has been a professor at Humber College and also a faculty member of the Humber School for Writers. He has appeared in Unfolding the Butterfly, a full-length bio-documentary by Michael Glassbourg, and was recently a host on the co-produced China-Canada film In Search of Confucius. His novels The Jade Peony and Paper Shadows have won several awards. Wayson Choy, and his book All that Matters was short listed for the 2004 Giller Prize.

Average rating: 3.74 · 5,649 ratings · 371 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Jade Peony

3.71 avg rating — 4,278 ratings — published 1995 — 13 editions
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All That Matters

3.89 avg rating — 964 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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Paper Shadows: A Memoir of ...

3.68 avg rating — 230 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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Not Yet: A Memoir of Living...

3.65 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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De Pioenroos

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Food That Really Schmecks

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4.36 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1968 — 9 editions
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“Yes, yes," Gee Sook said. "Look how Jung stands like a man today.”
Wayson Choy, The Jade Peony

“While we played, Meiying often sat by herself on the bench, huddled against the chill, looking at the library books on her lap, the pages glowing under the street lamp. The pages would sometimes turn in the wind, but she did not notice.”
Wayson Choy, The Jade Peony

“I know I am a writer because until I’m writing I don’t know what I know.”
Wayson Choy

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