I'm happy to announce that I was appointed to membership in the Order of Canada at the end of 2015. I'm deeply grateful to have received this honour.
Lydia Kwa was born in Singapore and has lived in Canada since 1980. She is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Vancouver. She published her first book, The Colours of Heroines, with Women's Press, Toronto in 1994. Her first novel, This Place Called Absence, published by Turnstone Press, will be released in Spring 2000.