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au photo 2014 largeNancy Lee is a Vancouver writer and poet. Born in Cardiff, Wales to parents of Chinese and Indian descent, she moved with her family to Vancouver, British Columbia in childhood.

Nancy published her first book of short stories, Dead Girls, in 2003. That book was named book of the year by NOW, and was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. The Age, Lee’s debut novel, was published by McClelland & Stewart in 2014.

She has taught in the writing and publishing program at Simon Fraser University and has held a visiting professorship at the University of East Anglia. In the spring of 2010 she was writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House, the writing program that takes place in the childhood home of the author Joy Kogawa (Obasan). She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and is an Assistant Professor in the creative writing department at University of British Columbia.

Nancy’s Books:

The Age

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McClelland & Stewart, Canada, Spring 2014

Ambo Anthos, Holland

Buchet-Chastel, France

Dead Girls

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McClelland & Stewart, Canada,July 2003

Faber & Faber, UK, August 2003

Ambo Anthos, The Netherlands

Goldman, Germany

Fazi Editore, Italy

Circe, Spain

Buchet-Chastel, France

Cinestorm Pictures

JB Productions

Shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award

Shortlisted for the 2002 Pearson Canada Reader’s Choice Award

Picked as the Number One Book of the Year by NOW Magazine

A Globe and Mail Book of the Year

A Vancouver Sun Book of the Year

A Toronto Star Book of the Year