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Kevin Chong

Kevin Chong

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Kevin Chong is the author of six books, most recently the novel The Plague (a retelling of Albert Camus' 1947 novel). He was born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, where he presently lives with his family. He teaches at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. He reads and responds to e-mails sent to



Baroque-a-Nova. Toronto, ON: Penguin, 2001; US: Putnam, 2002; France: Balland, 2002.
Neil Young Nation. North America: Greystone, 2005; Australia: Hardie and Grant, 2006.
Beauty Plus Pity. North America: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2011.
Northern Dancer: The Legendary Horse That Inspired A Nation. Viking, 2014
The Plague. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018
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