Canadian Writers in Person 2017/18 poster image | photo-illustration | 2017-09-07

Canadian Writers in Person resumes with reading from Paul Yee

Paul Yee will be the first author to speak in 2018 as part of the Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series, organized by York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Paul Yee

Paul Yee

Yee will discuss his 2015 novel A Superior Man on Jan. 16.

Writer and author of more than 25 published books, Yee’s work often focuses on themes around his Canadian-Chinese heritage. His most recent novel, A Superior Man, is written as an historical account and follows a man in search of the mother of his son. This is his first work of fiction written for adults.

Yee has been a writer for more than 30 years, and has earned much recognition for his contributions to the written word. His works are both fiction and non-fiction. He was born in Saskatchewan, and grew up in Chinatown in Vancouver. He graduated from University of British Columbia with bachelor degree (1978) and master’s degree in Canadian History.

He currently lives in Toronto.

The annual series is free and open to the public. It takes place from 7 to 10pm in 206 Accolade West.