Member Profile

Joy Kogawa

Photo: Christine Hayvice 1996

Joy Kogawa was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1935 and graduated from high school in Coaldale, Alberta where her family was sent after WWII. She lives mainly in Toronto, Ontario.

Phone number:
416 363 9130


The Rain Ascends. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1995.
Naomi's Road. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1986; Toronto: Stoddart, 1994.
Itsuka. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada, 1993.
Woman in the Woods. Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, 1985.
Obasan. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada, 1983.
Naomi's Tree. Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2008
A Garden of Anchors. Mosaic, 2003
A Song of Lilith. Polestar, 2000


Books in Canada, First Novel Award for Obasan.
Canadian Authors Association, Book of the Year Award for Obasan.
Periodical Distributors of Canada, Best Paperback Fiction Award for Obasan.
Before Columbus Foundation, The American Book Award for Obasan.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Northern OAC WITS:
GST not applicable