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Born in China, Zoë S. Roy, an avid reader even during the Cultural Revolution, writes literary fiction with a focus on women’s cross-cultural experiences. She holds an MEd in Adult Education and an MA in Atlantic Canada Studies from the University of New Brunswick and Saint Mary’s University. She is a former teacher and lives in Toronto.
Being a contributor to Wikipedia, she's created pages, such as Inanna Publications,
Reginald C. Stuart, Amanda K. Hale, Eleanor Ty, and Peter Thomas McGuigan.
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Zoë S. Roy Thanks so much for your interest in some of my stories, Elizabeth. Here are my answers to your inspiring questions. The idea of interacting with adult…moreThanks so much for your interest in some of my stories, Elizabeth. Here are my answers to your inspiring questions. The idea of interacting with adults made me choose the field. My experience of teaching deepens my understanding of people, but only has a ripple effect on what I write. I think I’m influenced more by what I read in my youth. I was fascinated in the classical literature and still enjoy old-fashioned themes, such as life and death, love and hate, as well as human conditions. There are too many writers to name… Reading their stories, I imagined the lives of the characters and experiences I didn’t have. I read some contemporary fiction and am willing to get inspired. :-) I guess curiosity about other human beings is my initial inspiration for writing human stories.(less)
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“Dare I ask Mao and his Communist Party?
I fear my throat will be cut into two pieces.
In the name of revolution, for thought crimes,
Such questions can turn me to ashes.”
Zoë S. Roy , Calls Across the Pacific

“The dictator’s black hand had
made China a birdcage wrapped in red flags."--From "Balloons”
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“During Mao’s era, the Chinese people were absolutely controlled by the Communist Party that decided food and accommodation, education and employment, what to think and say, and what to read and write about. ”--Interview with Zoë S. Roy, author of Spinster Kang”
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message 2: by Zoë (last edited Oct 07, 2020 08:08PM)

Zoë S. Roy Carolyn wrote: "Hi Zoë, thanks for your friend request!"

The same here, Carolyn, for accepting it. I enjoy your headshot--a cute creature wearing thick glasses that match with the large number of books you've read.


Carolyn Hi Zoë, thanks for your friend request!


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